- VirtualBox doesn't support Windows' symlink to be shared with host (Linux).
- actually a physical folder which contains the link is share. Everything except the symlink can be accessed.
- Have a symlink in that folder is currently the easiest for my purpose (describing the situation is not feasible). Other options are too length and chances of error are high.
- when the VB shared folder is mounted (
sudo mount -t vboxsf foo /home/apache/foo -o rw) the symlink (
bar) it contains is listed but it's content can't be viewed.
file /home/apache/foo/barreturns an error saying something like
/home/apache/foo/bar: broken symbolic link to `X:\foo\bar'
What I can do is VB share the link to which
bar links to and mount it at say
How can I shadow
~/foo/bar so that it actually acts as a proxy to
~/mounts/bar? In essence shadowing
That way if the host (Windows) shares
foo on it's network, it's clients will be able to access the content of
foo/bar and the host VB machine would indirectly read/write to
~/mounts/bar while pointing at
~/foo/bar. Actually the application expects one base data directory not multiple.