Symbolic links are much like hyperlinks to existing resources or collections in the local registry instance. When you access a symbolic link, the actual resource metadata, community features, associations and the content can be viewed from that location. If you make a change to the Symlink resource, the actual resource will get affected. These Symlink resources are soft links so that the actual resource does not keep a count for links from which it is referenced by. Instead the link shows a resource with a description saying that it could not make link to the original resource. Symbolic and remote links does not support versioning at the moment.
Remote links are created to mount a collection of a remotely deployed registry instance to the local instance. Any path/collection of the remote instance can be mounted at any point in the local instance. After mounting, the rest is very similar to symbolic links. You can work on the remote resource from the local instance.
Follow the instructions below to create a link on a resource/collection in the collection.
1. Symbolic links and Remote links can be created in a similar way to adding a normal resource. To add a link, click "Create Link" in the "Entries" panel.
2. From the drop-down menu, select a link to add.
A Symbolic Link
1. When adding a Symbolic link, enter a name for the link and the path of an existing resource or collection which is being linked. It creates a link to the particular resource.
2. Click on the "Add" button.
3. The created Symbolic link is shown by an icon with an arrow in the entries panel.
A Remote Link
1. You can mount a collection in a remotely deployed registry instance to your registry instance by adding a Remote link. Provide a name for the Remote link in the name field.
2. Choose the instance to which you are going to mount and give the path of the remote collection which you need to mount for the path field, or else the root collection will be mounted.
3. Click on the "Add" button.
4. After mounting the Remote collection, you can access and work on that collection from your local instance.