ARL Logo
Risky Thinking
Tools and Ideas for Risk Management and Business Continuity
28 May, 2015
Business Impact Assessment and Risk Register tool.

Recovery Point Objective (Definition)

In a disaster you will generally lose data. The Recovery Point Objective (RPO) is the time (relative to the disaster) to which you plan to recover your data.

For example, if you take overnight backups, the recovery point objective will often be the end of the previous day's activity.

See Also: Recovery Time Objective.

You are welcome to use these definitions for any purpose provided that an acknowledgement is made
to www.riskythinking.com and (if you're using HTML) you provide a link back to this site.

[ Back to Risk Glossary ]

Risky Thinking Newsletter

Are you responsible for Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery, or Risk Management in your organization? Then you may wish to receive a free subscription to the the monthly Risky Thinking Newsletter. It contains news, opinions and articles of interest to people working in these areas.

View a sample issue, or click here to subscribe.

Recent articles have included:

Video surveillance is undergoing a digital revolution, yet the newspapers still show blurred pictures of unrecognizable supsects. Is the quality of your CCTV system a risk? Read more...

© Albion Research Ltd. 2015