recovery point objective (RPO)

recovery point objective (RPO)

Definition: (ITIL Service Design) (ITIL Service
Operation) The maximum amount of data
that may be lost when service is restored
after an interruption. The recovery point
objective is expressed as a length of time
before the failure. For example, a recovery
point objective of one day may be supported
by daily backups, and up to 24 hours of data
may be lost. Recovery point objectives for
each IT service should be negotiated, agreed
and documented, and used as requirements
for service design and IT service continuity
plans.