Thank you for the replies. It gives me hope.
We had been running the dude on our CCR1016-12G. That is where it had crashed a few times over the past few years. A few times we were able to restore backups of some state, but never from the data we had most up to date. Each time we lost more than 6 months of updates to the inventory.
We do most everything through Winbox. If it does not get backed up with backups there, we don't have much current. I did a back up not too long before it last crashed with an update to the RouterOS which we are currently running at 6.37.2
I also loaded a virtual CHR to host the Dude, so we do have options but need the skills to get it back up and running.
When I say "crashed", we are no longer able to connect with the client. We have sent the database to Mikrotik and they suggested fixes, but nothing has worked for us. It is like the database is corrupt.
If anyone is willing to work on this for us, we would gladly pay for your time to give us a quote and recommend how we can keep it stable.