Keywords:  rpo, outage, resume, restore, backup
The point in time to which systems and data must be recovered after an outage. (e.g. end of previous day's processing). RPOs are often used as the basis for the development of backup strategies, and as a determinant of the amount of data that may need to be recreated after the systems or functions have been recovered.
RPO is the point to which a recovery process must restore process functionality to enable the business to meet or exceed deliverable requirements. Depending on agreements in place, minimum RPO requirements may be less, for short periods of time, immediately following an impact and prior to acceptable normal production recovery.
The point in time to which data must be restored in order to resume processing transactions. RPO is the basis on which a data projection strategy is developed.