Of course the longer you wait the worse it gets.
Because you loose all the posts after the backup date.
Be it post,topic ,PM ,likes comments and post counts.
I would chalk it up to lessen learned.
And that's what I've told the owners.
Thank you @Rueben and @Gizmo, for responding. I asked the question, pretty much knowing the answer because I didn't want them to think I hadn't covered all the bases