I have a Debian based server but I don't have physical access to it and it doesn't have a DVD-drive or similar. I only have root access. Is it possible to format and reinstall Debian just by using the root account?
I was thinking of solutions like installing to a separate partition and after install format the current partition or perhaps using VMWare and always run it as a VM although this would impede performance.
This is because my Debian server is currently in my home country(at my parents) while I moved to another country. Do you think perhaps I should dump the server altogether and go for a hosted solution? I normally would prefer to keep my server because hosted solutions normally cost you more than having your own server and paying only for electricity.