RTO and RPO

Monday, October 14, 2013

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.

In summary:

  • 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”.