just a quick note that the server crashed on saturday and it took my the whole weekend to reinstall & recover data.
it might take another couple of days to have all features enabled again (e.g. FTP configuration, etc).
yes, the last backup was of course too long ago and especially recovering the sharepoint sites just from the database files was giving me some headache last night. i will maybe post a bit more extensively tonight and explain what happened, what problems i encountered and what solutions i found.