I have situations where I have to completely rebuild the master server.
After all jobs are completed I run a custom Job that backs up the database folder to another location.
I then rebuild the server and re-install YSB.
I stop the services , rename the database folder to database_old and copy the database folder from the backup location to the YSB Install folder.
I then restart Services and associate the media to the new system.
The part is the Gotcha I have to run the import to bring the media into the system so it can be used for restores and this can take days to weeks to complete
Is there any way I can back up the catalog so I don't have to go thru this Import Process