With ONTAP 7-mode I could follow links outside of the CIFS share using symlink.trranslation Map entries,
but with CTOP 9 I can't get this to work using the new implemenation of defining a UNIX Path for an existing share
I can only get relative and absolute folder and file symbolic links to work within the share
Doe's anyone know if this is possible with CTOP 9.2 ?
Did you ever get an answer on this. I am just now having to take on a migration from SAMBA where this worked and it doesn't work as far as I can see in 9.1P8.
Will follow up if I find a definitive answer.
I didn’t get an answer, but I did find a resolution to my problem
When creating the symlink I needed to use the freelink option.
The freelink option is not available via the GUI so use the cifs symlink create command with the -locality freelink
This gave me the symbolic link functionality I required within a CIFS mounted drive
cifs symlink create -unix-path /rel/ -cifs-path /vol/release/rel/ -locality freelink
where the /rel NFS mount point resolves to /vol/release/rel
Note : I also believe the share ( in this case pc_rel ) has to be modified as follows
cifs share modify -share-name pc_rel -symlink-properties symlinks-and-widelinks no-strict-security
The above information should provide you the information for you to resolve your problem