Database professionals of the world – I have a question. Has your organization defined service level agreements (SLAs) for your data estate? I’m talking specifically the Recovery Point Objective (RPO) and Recovery Time Objective (RTO), and to have these defined not in an arbitrary number of nines, but in minutes or hours. If these aren’t defined from above, your business continuity plan is doomed to fail.
Read on to learn what RPO and RTO mean, how to think in terms of RPO and RTO, and some of David’s recommendations.