I have a Windows Server 2008 VM that hosts some files that are accessed by a mixture of Windows and Linux (Ubuntu 12.04) machines via a windows share. Due to space constraints on the VM host that the Sever 2008 machine, we want to move some of the older data that is infrequently accessed to a second host.
I copied the data over and set up a windows share on host 2. I then symlinked the old folder on host 1 to the UNC path for its new home on host 2. Now when I got to the host 1 share on a Windows machine, I can see the symlinked files as if they'd never moved (provided the client has enabled Remote to Remote symlinks as instructed here). However on the linux machines, I cannot persuade CIFS to follow the symlinks.
Am I missing something? Is this even possible?