Here’s how to copy a symbolic link which is also known as a soft link from one directory to another. A regular copy command will not work. You will need to use the -P option to copy the symbolic link from one directory to another. If omitted, the symbolic links will not be copied.
cp -P /directory1/* /directory2/
How to create a symbolic link.
ln -s sourcefile myfile ln -s /path/to/file myfile