Content not replicated when symbolic link is used to point to new location of content-repository

  • 7005053
  • 16-Dec-2009
  • 27-Apr-2012


Novell ZENworks 10 Configuration Management with Support Pack 2 - 10.2 Content


Moved the content-repo folder on a SLES10SP2 Satellite server running ZCM 10.2.1 to a different partition and then created a symbolic link to point to this new location. From then on, when the content of bundles was replicated only the folder would be created and no files would be created


This is fixed in version 10.2.2 - see KB 7004803 "ZENworks 10 Configuration Management 10.2.2 - update information and list of fixes" which can be found at

Additional Information

Steps to replicate -
  1. Create a new partition and mount it as /vol1
  2. Open a terminal and login as su
  3. Change directory to /var/opt/novell/zenworks/
  4. Move the content-repo folder to the new partition
    mv content-repo/ /vol1/
  5. Create a symbolic link to the new location
    ln -s /vol1/content-repo/
  6. Create a bundle with some content (File Bundle/Install Files)
  7. Configure the bundle to replicate content to the satellite server
  8. Wait for the replication status to switch to Available
  9. Browse to /var/opt/novell/zenworks/content-repo/content/
  10. New folder will be created but the folder will be empty