Google Vault &
Email Retention


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What is Google Vault?
Vault is an information governance and eDiscovery tool for Google Workspace. Designated agency users who have access to Vault can retain, hold, search, and export users’ Google Workspace data.

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.


Google Vault

Google Vault Overview

TechU: Google Vault Admin FAQs

Google Vault Operator FAQ

TechU: Managing Email Under an Enforced Retention Policy

Managing Email Under an Enforced Retention Policy

DONOTDELETE Label & Best Practices

DONOTDELETE Label & Best Practices

Using the DONOTDELETE Label
How to use the DONOTDELETE label to help preserve business critical emails.

Google Workspace Learning Center

The Google Workspace Learning Center is hosted by Google and provides written walk through for using Vault and other Google Apps.