7MS #314: Creating a Personal DR Plan

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You probably create DR plans for your business (or help other companies build them), but have you thought about creating one for yourself? Yeah, I know it's grim to think about "What will my loved ones do to get into my accounts, backups, photos, social media accounts..." but it's probably not a bad idea to prepare for that (spoiler alert: we all die at some point).

Today I talk about how I'm beginning to build such a plan so my wife can take over for my/our online accounts. This plan includes:

  • A "here's how I run all our technology" Google doc with domains I have registered, their expiration date, what their function is, etc.

  • A how-to guide on restoring data from our online backup solution

  • Implementation of a password manager