open_basedir and symlink problem

I am running into a problem where I can't allow access to a symlink directory in my vhost_ssl.conf file. For some reason PHP (or maybe it's apache) isn't recognizing the symlink path.

/var/www/vhosts/site/ is the real path
/home/httpd/vhosts/site/ would be the path with a symlink (/home/httpd/vhosts -> /var/www/vhosts)

I need to get this to work somehow for a backup server. The primary server doesn't use symlinks while the backup does.

Now the line in the vhost_ssl.conf is as follows:

DocumentRoot /home/httpd/vhosts/site/httpsdocs
<Directory /home/httpd/vhosts/site/httpsdocs>
      <IfModule sapi_apache2.c>
            php_admin_flag engine on
            php_admin_value open_basedir "/var/www/vhosts/site/extraDir:/home/httpd/vhosts/site/httpsdocs:/tmp:/home/httpd/vhosts/site/extraDir2:/home/httpd/vhosts/site/extraDir"
      Options +Includes +ExecCGI
<Directory /var/www/vhosts/site/httpsdocs>
      php_admin_flag engine on
      php_admin_value open_basedir "/var/www/vhosts/site/httpsdocs:/tmp:/home/httpd/vhosts/site/extraDir2:/var/www/vhosts/site/extraDir;/home/httpd/vhosts/site/extraDir/:/home/httpd/vhosts/site/extraDir2"
      Options +Includes +ExecCGI
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Try Adding
to the Option List in both <Directory> sections

Options +Includes +ExecCGI +FollowSymLinks

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