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Can I monitor and manage a calculated RPO and RTO?

Q. Can I monitor and manage a calculated recovery point objective (RPO) and recovery time objective (RTO)? If yes, which tools can I use, and is real-time RPO/RTO possible and practical?

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You can only measure RTO and RPO if you perform regular restores to see what the measurement would be. The only tool that you can use to monitor a calculated RPO and RTO is a stopwatch.

If you're looking to achieve real-time, zero-length RTOs and RPOs, you can absolutely do so with continuous data protection (CDP).

This was first published in June 2009

 

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