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What is RPO or Recovery Point Objective?

RPO or Recovery Point Objective, is a unit of measure that basically calculates how much data you can afford to lose. For example, if you performed a backup at 7 pm nightly on Day 1 and at 2 am the next morning you had a power outage and had to recover – you would lose 7 hours of data. We recommend having an RPO calculation for each business process and/or server. This allows you to appropriately tailor your technical solutions to meet the needs of each business process. The RPO calculation is a critical part of any Business Impact Analysis – BIA.

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