Help in creating a symbolic link to move my iPad backup to an external drive

in macOS edited December 2020
Hi folks!

Please help.

I am trying to create symbolic link to move my iPad backup to an external drive.

Destination folder is on an external drive > Mobileysync > Backup
Original is in my MacBook's user named, MacBooth's > Library > Application Support > MobileSync > Backup

I am attempting this on a Mac running OS X Mojave.

However when I run the the required commnd in terminal I get an Operation not permitted error.

This is the what I am typing in terminal.

192-168-1-110:~ macbooth$ ln -s /Volumes/2TB\ DownLoads\ Folder/MobileSync/Backup /Users/macbooth/Library/Application\ Support/MobileSync/Backup

ln: /Users/macbooth/Library/Application Support/MobileSync/Backup/Backup: Operation not permitted

192-168-1-110:~ macbooth$

When I use the same sequence on other folders (e.g.) a folder within the Downloads folder to a folder on the external drive all is well and a symlink is created. But not so when I do same with the Backup folder within the MobileSync of my user's Library > Application Support.

Any ideas please. I sued the same line of code perviously on another mac running Mojave.

Please help.
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