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Google Vault
Google Vault is the tool that allows designated agency staff to retain, hold, search and export data in accordance with your agency’s email retention policy. Vault supports eDiscovery for Gmail, Google Groups, Google Drive.

Vault can be used to support a variety of needs including:

  • Archiving—Set retention rules to control how long data is retained before being removed from user accounts and deleted from Google systems. Learn about retention.

  • Legal holds—Legal or litigation holds can be placed on an account by OIT. To request a hold to preserve user data in order to meet legal or other retention obligations submit a ticket to the OIT Service Desk. Learn about holds.

  • Search—Search your domain's data by user account, organizational unit, date, or keyword. Learn about search.

  • Export—Export data for additional processing and review. Learn about exporting.

  • Audit reports— Those designated as super admins can use Vault audit reports to learn about actions Vault users have taken during a specified period of time. Learn about audits.


For more information about Google Vault, how to prevent emails from being deleted with a 'DONOTDELETE' label, and how to cleanup your email inbox, please read Google Vault Overview.


Google Vault for Admins
Are you a Google Vault Admin? To learn more about admin roles, searches, holds, and exports please read Google Vault FAQ for Admins

To designate a Vault Admin, please submit a ticket to the Service Desk.

For additional tips and tricks on how to use Vault, including a list of search operators, please visit the Google Vault Help Center.
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