Episode 230: Recovery Time Objective & Recovery Point Objective

Episode 230: Recovery Time Objective & Recovery Point Objective

Episode 230: Recovery Time Objective & Recovery Point Objective 560 420 Carlos L Chacon

No one wants to lose data when disaster strikes; however, we need to plan for some data loss and putting all the pieces in place can be tricky. There are two metrics commonly used to measure data loss and availability when it comes to planning for disasters—Recovery Point Objective and Recovery Time Objective. In this episode, we touch on how you might come up with these metrics, how to consider the implementation cost, and how you might go about walking through a disaster situation to test your plan.

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“You can’t have any data loss.” And then you give them the bill for how expensive it is to ensure that there is never any data loss.

Kevin Feasel

3 Takeaways

  1. Recovery Point Objective indicates the amount of data loss in time (not size).
  2. Recovery Time Objective indicates the time from disaster to recovery.
  3. Tabletop discussions may be the easiest way to approach recovery plans.

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