So… had (another) issue with my server, and the drive died. I stupidly had one of my backups set to the same drive, which fried that backup. Worked out that another of my setups wasn’t backing up externally as well….
Luckily had a paid backup system with Jetpack, and they have finally sent through my backup database and files. Now to work out where everything goes in the back end!
Looks like I have only lost a month of posts that I can deal with, and my images appear broken though the links are there so it’s all a step in the right direction.
I have moved from self-hosted to hosting with freehosts.com. Seems to be Ok at the moment, which is great as I would have thought a freebie would be ordinary but I am really happy so far!