Bug ID 570640: APM Cannot create symbolic link to sandbox. Error: No such file or directory

Last Modified: Nov 07, 2022

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Affected Product:  See more info
BIG-IP APM(all modules)

Known Affected Versions:
11.5.1, 11.5.1 HF1, 11.5.1 HF10, 11.5.1 HF11, 11.5.1 HF2, 11.5.1 HF3, 11.5.1 HF4, 11.5.1 HF5, 11.5.1 HF6, 11.5.1 HF7, 11.5.1 HF8, 11.5.1 HF9, 11.5.10, 11.5.2, 11.5.2 HF1, 11.5.3, 11.5.3 HF1, 11.5.3 HF2, 11.5.4, 11.5.4 HF1, 11.6.0, 11.6.0 HF1, 11.6.0 HF2, 11.6.0 HF3, 11.6.0 HF4, 11.6.0 HF5, 11.6.0 HF6, 11.6.0 HF7, 11.6.0 HF8, 11.6.1, 12.0.0, 12.0.0 HF1, 12.0.0 HF2, 12.0.0 HF3, 12.0.0 HF4

Fixed In:
12.1.0, 11.6.1 HF1, 11.5.4 HF2

Opened: Jan 29, 2016
Severity: 3-Major


The user may encounter the following configuration error when adding a new APM sandbox-contained object in a non-default partition (other than /Common) if the user has ever attempted (but failed) to delete this partition (for example, couldn't delete it because it was not empty). 01070734:3: Configuration error: Cannot create symbolic link to sandbox. Error: No such file or directory. If you have access to bash shell, try to run command: ln -s /config/filestore/files_d/p1_d/sandbox_file_d /var/sam/www/webtop/sandbox/files_d/p1_d/sandbox_file_d. Then try to upload file again. Unexpected Error: Validating configuration process failed.


No more APM sandbox object such as Hosted-Content can be added to the partition. Upgrade may fail to install configuration with the impacted sandbox object.


The user has ever attempted (but failed) to delete the partition.


Manually use the shell command 'mkdir -p' to re-create the missing folder where the symbolic link is suppsed to be created as shown in the error message. Directories are: {to do mkdir -p) /config/filestore/files_d/OUTSIDE_PROD_d/sandbox_file_d /var/sam/www/webtop/sandbox/files_d/OUTSIDE_PROD_d/sandbox_file_d After creating the directors sync to active unit.

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