Mounting Azure File Shares on AKS using the Azure Files volume type doesn’t enable support for symlinks. You can fix this with a very simple tweak.
Based on the discoveries of the great Lawrence Gripper, I recently discovered that a CIFS mount in Ubuntu is not enabling by default the support for symlinks.
Therefore, in order to mount an share with the symlink support you have to create a PersistentVolume like this:
#Really important to specify this mountOption
# Replace with your secret name containing azurestorageaccountname and azurestorageaccountkey
# Replace with correct Azure Files Share name