Classify Your Backup Data

A comprehensive backup and restore strategy needs to consider two vital parameters: timing (RPO) and speed (RTO). With a Backup-as-a-Service solution we help to classify your data to meet the retention and latency level that suits each of your organization’s specific data categories.

How often do you need to back up your data?

RPO means “recovery point objective”. This is the timing parameter, and it strikes a balance between backup frequency and acceptable level of data loss. Your RTO indicates when your last backup was taken: 24 hours ago, 12 hours ago or 1 hour ago. The more frequently you run backups, the less data you risk losing.

How fast do you need to be able to restore your data?

RTO means “recovery time objective”. This is the speed parameter and it represents the maximum downtime your organization can withstand before your data is restored and everything is back online. This is also known as your “maximum tolerable outage”. Your RTO is how long it takes to restore your data, and it depends on how long your business can survive being offline.



RPO and RTO are adjustable to suit different kinds of data in the organization. At B4Restore we operate with three basic tiers that meet the needs of most data and which we specify in our Service Level Agreement.

  • Tier 1: Business Critical
    Emphasis on backup and restore performance
  • Tier 2: Business Performance
    Balance between performance and capacity
  • Tier 3: Business Capacity
    Emphasis on capacity and long retention (archiving)
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