Recovery Objectives - Category

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1. This is the category for Recovery Objectives. The two most fundamental terms used are:


In addition, these are some of the related terms that are used to describe the Recovery Objectives and tolerable downtime:

Note: Too often, we see many terminologies on recovery objectives. It is observed that most of terms are variations from these two fundamental terms:

Recovery Time Objective (RTO) and Recovery Point Objective (RPO). It is important to note that the other definitive are fairly similar and there is only a slight difference.

Recovery Objectives: RTO, RPO and MTPD


BCMBoK Competency Level
BCMBoK 3: Business Impact Analysis CL 1B: Foundation (BC)



BCMBoK Competency Level
BCMBoK 3: Business Impact Analysis CL 1C: Foundation (CM)



BCMBoK Competency Level
BCMBoK 3: Business Impact Analysis CL 1D: Foundation (DR)

(Source: Business Continuity Management Institute - BCM Institute)