I have a service within ArcGIS Server Manager, which is not yet being used and has a partial cache created. If I were to deleted this cache will the service work as expected
I would recommend stopping the service, then I would start be renaming the cache folder, just in case something goes wrong and you need to reverse it.
If you don't want to use the cache at all (and don't want to have it "cache on demand") I would go into the service properties and revert back to "dynamic" map. (sorry, were having server issues this am...no snapshots)
If you have any web apps that are referring to the service, you may need to change the reference from a Tiled service to a Dynamic service.
Oh...and don't forget to start the service back up.
When you say rename the cache folder, do you mean the folder for this particular cache?
For the particular service only. This is just a "just in case". But if you know you don't need it at all, you can delete it. There are tools in the cache toolset to do this too....but renaming/deleting it and changing the service to dynamic will do the same thing.
Thank you for your help, Rebecca.
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