Recovery Point Objectives (RPO)

The recovery point objective (RPO) refers to the restart time after the failure of an IT-infrastructure or a IT-system. If the backup data can be retrieved directly, the RPO is comparatively short. It will be prolonged, however, if several media are used as backup. As the restored data only correspond to the last backup, it should be clear in which intervals a backup is to be performed to keep the data loss as low as possible.