Python script changes and the geoprocessing service

Discussion created by ecrsteve on Apr 5, 2013
Latest reply on Apr 7, 2013 by shaun_weston-eagle-co-nz-esridist
I have setup a couple of geoprocessing services in Arcgis Server 10.1 that are based on python scripts.  The geoprocessing services run just fine.  However, there are times when I have to make small changes to the python scripts.  Whenever that happens, I've been republishing the updated script as the geoprocessing service.  I haven't found a way to simply "update" the geoprocessing service whenever there is a python script change.  Restarting the service doesn't seem to incorporate the script changes.  Is there any way to avoid republishing a python script as a service when a small script change occurs?