The specific folder that was deleted was located under the default Incoming Faxes folder that is created in SBS 2003.
This morning I came in to discover that the 09 Sep 2010 fax folder was missing. I know that it was there yesterday because I administrate all the incoming faxes and placed faxes into it throughout the day. I usually hold on to faxes for about 6 months so next March or April I would be deleting this folder anyway. So while I do have a concern that someone may ask for a fax that currently I can't retrieve for me the more importan issue is that I'm realizing that I'm not prepared to recover any data from within Sharepoints. Even though this is the first time this has happened in the almost 5 years since we switched to SBS 2003 and most of the data that is shared isn't critical recently a discussion has surfaced about extending the use of Sharepoint in the near future. I suppose it might be a good idea to understand what some of the potential pitfalls might be and how to avoid them.
I do have a backup of the data (using Backup Exec 10). I have no desire to restore a folder that may or may not be needed from Tape I would still like to know what my options are and how I can go about accessing the data - and if possible even determine who deleted the folder in the first place. My understanding is that the data is stored under SQL so if there's a quick way of restoring or retrieving it and I can avoid having to restore it from tape that would be great. I do have Shadow Copy running on some folders, not sure if Sharepoints is set up that way by default.