Thank you for your feedback. Symlinks is in Azure Files backlog but we do not have specific timeline to share yet.Donn Hines commented
To expand a bit on my earlier comment: For true Unix/Linux support, we need more than "the very least". What is needed is for symbolic links to be preserved as such within the container, whether in the world of blob or file storage. By "as such" we mean that. We don't want the link followed (although some may want that as an option). What is needed is for the symbolic link information to be preserved, so that when it is reconstituted via download, it appears again as a symbolic link on the native system. If that is done as some kind of "behind-the-scenes magic", I don't think the Unix/Linux community cares, simply that the information can be preserved and reconstituted.Donn Hines commented
Echoing Mike Cronce's comment (Oct. 11, 2016). The lack of support for symbolic links is quite problematic in the Unix/Linux world. At the very least we need azcopy and az storage blob upload-batch to continue with a warning when they encounter symbolic links, rather than bombing or bailing out of the directory tree/subtree.