Removing a Schema Lock

03-04-2015 11:43 AM
New Contributor III

I have several scripts that I have running through tasking manager that perform various functions on a file geodatabase.  However when they run the generate a schema lock.  Is there a graceful way to end a python script or should I use os.remove(schema.ini)?

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I don't know the graceful answer, but I'll mention a workaround suggested by ESRI Tech support to me several months ago when I had some ongoing weirdness with File Geodatabase Schema locks.  Their solution was to run the "Compact" tool, which includes in its functioning a Schema lock release.  This cleaned up the issues on several FGDB.

Important Note - the similar-sounding process in ArcCatalog (right-click on FGDB, Administration, Compact Geodatabase) does not include as comprehensive a Schema lock clearing, so use the tool instead.


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Chris Donohue, GISP

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