If I am editing a feature service, I need to create a local copy. I don't have a choice of where I can save it. It gets saved to a folder in the user directory. Is there a way for arcgis server to see that? My objective is to have a web app to edit features in a feature service. But the web app will run a geoprocessing service. However to test the gp, I cannot run the data with the feature service without first having a local copy. However the data that was copied to the local folder cannot be copied to the server (this is the message I get when I try to publish it) so I am not sure how to publish a geoprocessing service that will be editing a feature service. Is there any way this can be done? How do people run geoprocessing services in web apps when trying to edit a feature in a sde geodatabase? I can't find any information about it. Thank you!!!