Media lost during backup?

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Hello,

During the outage, I tried uninstalling and reinstalling Whatsapp before I knew what was happening. Unfortunately, even though I back up my WhatsApp chats every week, all media seems to be lost and unable to be restored unless it has been sent/received since I redownloaded. I thought it was all backed up to my Google drive, but now I can't find it anywhere, and my WhatsApp has had a 2-week long notification that says "restoring media paused." It's perpetually stuck at 6%. Is there any hope of getting my years worth of pictures and videos back? Thank you in advance!!