Updating ArcGIS Server Cache Tiles

Discussion created by sgourley on Jun 23, 2011
We have an outdated cache that has quite a few dependencies from other web applications. Lets call this cache A. A is a 9.3.1, 512x512, jpg tile cache and is being deprecated for cache B. B is a 9.3.1, 256x256, jpg tile cache that we are actively maintaining and updating on a schedule.

I'm curious if you think it would be possible on the tile server to make a hard link
mklink /h
from cache A's location to cache B's tiles and still serve the correct tiles to all esri endpoints?

Do you think the tile size is a deal breaker? Can you think of a better way than hard links?