Security+ Question of the Week: Amount of Data Loss


Which of the following can be described as the amount of data loss that can be survived or accepted as measured in time?

A. Maximum tolerable downtime
B. Mean time between failure
C. Recovery time objective
D. Recovery point objective


The correct answer is D.

Domain: 2.7. The recovery point objective (RPO) is the amount of data loss a company can survive even if they are able to re-establish mission-critical services within the maximum tolerable downtime (MTD) or recovery time objective (RTO). The RPO is often measured in time, specifically time into the past of the amount of data loss in minutes, hours, or days. A smaller RPO requires a more real-time backup solution to minimize data loss, while a larger RPO can allow for longer time frame, periodic backups.

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