What is the difference between Recovery Time Objective (RTO) and Recovery Point Objective (RPO)? That was a question that came up recently in a disaster recovery discussion. Good explanation provided by Dejan Kosutic’s Blog entry.
- Recovery Time Objective (RTO) is “target time set for resumption of product, service or activity delivery after an incident”.
- Recovery Point Objective (RPO) is “the maximum tolerable period in which data might be lost”.