I completely understand about the backups. Thought we had the backup process in place, but found out the hard way it wasn't. We can recover the 1,000 or so images manually, with some sweat and tears.
I do have one more question. If I were to upgrade Photopost after doing a restore of the DB, are there any utilities as part of the upgrade that would automatically find and import the "orphaned" folders/files in the data directory into Photopost (I totally understand that the categories, text, original owners, etc would be missing, but since I'm planning to upgrade anyway, I could use the upgrade process to at least get the images back into the database.