Multiple locking issue with 10.1

Discussion created by wudgcd on Feb 7, 2013
Latest reply on Feb 28, 2013 by wudgcd
I'm running ArcGIS Server 10.1 SP1 and Desktop 10.1 SP1 and have been getting multiple locking errors when coping features from an 9.3.1 SDE database to a file geodatabase.    This occurs when doing a FeatureClassToGeodatabase_conversion.

Some of the locking errors I've seen are:

ERROR 000464: Cannot get exclusive schema lock.  Either being edited or in use by another application.  Failed to execute (Rename).
ERROR 000224: Cannot insert features.   Failed to execute (CopyFeatures).
Sometimes I have also gotten a ""Workspace or data source is read only" when attempting to do Rename_Management only the feature I just copied with a FeatureClassToGeodatabase_conversion.

I had this happen when no other Python script is running and not desktop ArcGIS application is open (Case 1).

If I run a seperate unrelated Python script writing to a seperate File Geodatabase these errors occur more often (Case 2).

In the Case 1 example, it seems like Python thinks its finished when in fact the lock is still active (suggested by the rename error described above).