The users in my lab use POSIX file linking in their source trees
This is a big no-no, since I cannot restore linked data, even though I
backing it up. Each time I remind them, they clean it up. But eventually
it happpens again.

Anybody out there had to deal with this? Can the backed-up links be
succesfully? If so, how?

Flames welcome if the answer's right in front of my face...8-)