Overwriting Service problems

Discussion created by larrycamp on Jun 11, 2014
Latest reply on Jun 13, 2014 by tminterWork
ArcGIS 10.2.1
The reason I like to use overwrite is to use the same name layer name, symbology, tags, description, etc and not have to fill out that info each time.

Trying to overwrite an existing service with 2660 features. I've changed the parameter to 3000 records. ArcMap > Share As > Service indicates successful publishing. When I try to open the features in ArcGIS Online, I get an error "Item does not exist or is inaccessible". If I open the layer from MyHostedServices in ArcMap, the layer loads into the TOC, but there are 0 records.

Am I doing something wrong in the overwriting? Is it possible overwriting just doesn't work a lot of the time?

I opened a new ArcMap session, brought in the layer again, created a new service (new tags, new parameters, description etc) and it published all 2660 features successfully.

So, why doesn't this work using "overwrite"?