I have backups for recent copies of our database.
But the copy that we had on the server which had a hardware fault was a year end version of the database.
We use yearend for special reporting purposes as at year end of the previous year. and since i dont keep backups of more than 3 weeks old i cant restore?
I believe that this qualifies as a lesson ;-) --> if you want it...back it up
Other thing you could do is (presuming you have your data ripped to tape somewhat regularly) is request the backup you created this EOY DB from.