Found this solution that works pretty well.
Installs easily, just untar it and follow the installtion instructions in the README. If you read the README file for installation and want to run it as other than root, substitute the username for the indended operator on the chown line of the instructions. They include files for DVD backups as well. Since I was running it as myself I was able to just execute their sdvdbackup_home command (that was it, no options or anything) and it determined my home directory and stared burning it to DVDs. It just prompted me to feed new DVDs when it needed. To determine what files are on what media they have a script on each DVD that contains a complete listing of what files went where so it determines what files will be burned to what media before it even starts writing the first one. Seems pretty simply and very functional.