Server crash, lost photos
Our server crashed on Friday. The site was on a temporary server at the time while our server was being upgraded (hardware). I was told that the temp server had I/O errors on the disk and that we needed to get the site moved off of it quickly so it didn't crash again. The crash required some database repairs. I didn't realize until after it was repaired and moved that there were a bunch of photos missing. Some photos were only days old, some were 4+ years old.
How could the photos have been lost? Aren't they stored in the file system? Is there something that could have gone wrong in the db to cause this? If anyone can give any help on this matter, I'd appreciate it. The host isn't being very helpful. And it seems the backup they have on file doesn't have the missing data.