The Compact geoprocessing tool does not reduce a file geodatabase that is used by an ArcGIS for Server map service.
Last Published: December 30, 2014ArcGIS for Desktop
Bug ID Number
October 9, 2014
November 24, 2020
ArcGIS for Desktop
Operating System Version
2008 R2 64 Bit
After review by the development team, it has been determined that this issue is related to a known limitation with the software that lies outside of Esri's control. The issue's Additional Information section may contain further explanation.
This is as designed. Files that are open cannot be compacted. Compact tool re-writes the file and deletes the old copy.