I am relatively new to portal and server and while I wait for ESRI support through email I thought i'd try to get some of my more simple questions answered.
So I have a SQL Server SDE database ~60gb in size (Portal/Server 10.4). Id like to publish some things to my server and I notice that when I do, it appears to copy the entire service file to the server which can get pretty large depending on the feature layer im publishing.
Am I correct in thinking that If I register my SDE database with Portal that when I publish something to the server from that database it will only create a link to the DB vs copying the entire contents of the feature layer to the server? The idea is such that the Server will push live data where if I reconcile at the end of the day I don't need to update the service I published the day before.
Is this correct?