Originally Posted by spyrek
ill have to get a bigger hard drive for my server. its only 60gigs in the server my debian install stretched over 1TB, even though im sure the text files and sources list wont really take alota space.
Well, I sincerely and absolutely won't be impolite, but are you sure you understand what you have written in the original post as question and what you now state?
You wanted to have a backup of your current system in whole by burning a DVD
and, when need arose, restoring it from that DVD.
Seemed quite reasonable as question.
But now you come over with a statement, that you need to backup your Debian install of over 1 TB
First of all, even if you installed all of the 23+ kilo of packages, that a Debian distribution offers, I very much doubt that these would occupy 1 TB of diskspace. And, besides, if the system would be running at all!
Secondly, are you aware that a DL-DVD holds at the maximum 9,3 GB of data, so you would need for your 1 TB+ backup 110 DVD's??
Good Golly, burning these takes half an eternity and restoring the system from them a quarter of an eternity. With Blue-Ray, only the amount of DVD's gets smaller, but not the time, in contrary.
But you stumbled in the right direction in the meantime, as far as I understood. Install a second harddisk with preferrably 2 TB in your computer (or externally) and backup all your data to that drive. There must be a tremenduous lot of video's, pictures, mp3-files or whatsoever like that on, what you call, your Debian system.
Good luck and next time a more precise question please!