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?
You can only measure RTO
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