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Overwriting existing service using ArcPy

Question asked by betsyjsg on Nov 15, 2013
Latest reply on Nov 21, 2013 by betsyjsg
I've been trying to figure out how to overwrite an existing service and I found the following code in ArcGIS Server Help:
# Import system modules import arcpy from arcpy import env import xml.dom.minidom as DOM   # Set environment settings env.workspace = "C:/data"  # Set local variables inServiceDefinitionDraft = "myMapService.sddraft" outServiceDefinition = "" newType = 'esriServiceDefinitionType_Replacement'  xml = draftPath + in_sd_draft doc = DOM.parse(xml) descriptions = doc.getElementsByTagName('Type') for desc in descriptions:     if desc.parentNode.tagName == 'SVCManifest':         if desc.hasChildNodes():    = newType outXml = xml     f = open(outXml, 'w')      doc.writexml( f )      f.close()  # Execute StageService arcpy.StageService_server(inServiceDefinitionDraft, outServiceDefinition)  # Set local variables inSdFile = outServiceDefinition inServer = "GIS Servers/myServerConnection"  # Execute UploadServiceDefinition arcpy.UploadServiceDefinition_server(inSdFile, inServer)

Looks straight forward except for the line "xml = draftPath + in_sd_draft".  Neither one of these variables (draftPath or in_sd_draft) are defined in the script and I don't know what they should be. Would it be c:/Data/myMapService.sddraft? Has anyone tried this script and gotten it to work?