I'm working with an Amazon EC2 Linux instance running ArcGIS Server. I have no way of connecting to it via ArcCatalog. So, my .mxd has a local data source definition (e.g., D:\Data\file_geo.gdb). When I change the data source to the unix path the data is also located at, the sd file will not generate since the path is not valid on my local machine (e.g., /gisdata/fileGDBs/file_geo.gdb) and that generates a red alert.
Is there a way to do a "disconnected" service definition, and if not, why? On the ArcGIS Server Manager side, why is there no way to change the base table definition (or if there is a way I haven't found, how?). Changing a path either ArcMap, ArcCatalog, or ArcGIS Server Manager should be a trivial capability.
If there is no workaround on the ESRI side, has anyone successfully created an instance of a shared Linux EC2 directory available via Windows 7?
Thanks in advance for your help. Again, all I thought I needed to do is edit the base table definition string/path and I am extremely frustrated that this is not doable. Why?
Thanks in advance,