After several days of issues with my restore I was able to complete it successfully. The person who I was restoring the site for, has now said that data is missing. The site is there totally with all of the subsites, dashboards etc. But he was looking for 16 documents that apparently were there and they are not.
Is it possible that data was lost? I did a full backup, comes up as a full backup when I select it. Also restored using the might stsadm cmd. Does not explain his lost data. If that is the case, I am beginning to think that someone downloaded his documents after the project and did not tell anybody. Trying to decided if I should continue this search or is the system being blamed for human err?