Archiving and eDiscovery for email, files and chats

  • Manage, retain, search and export your organisation’s email, Google Drive file content and on-the-record chats. As a part of G Suite Business and Enterprise editions, Vault allows you to archive corporate data from G Suite products including Gmail, Google Drive, Google Teams Drive, Google Groups and Google Hangouts Meet.
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Protect business data with email archiving and legal holds

Safely set retention policies on supported content for an entire domain or for specific organisational units with date ranges and specific query terms. Vault enables you to track and keep logged data for legal audits.

Find content quickly with Google-powered search

Find and retrieve valuable information, even from suspended accounts. It’s a smart way to gather what your legal team needs and to prevent data loss from employee turnover. You can also export past versions of Google Drive files.

Legal holds to preserve information

We hope it never happens, but your business may face legal action at some point. Vault helps keep you prepared by letting you preserve users’ Gmail, Drive and on-the-record Hangouts data with custom retention periods.

Easy exporting to standard formats

Export content retrieved through search to standard formats for additional review. You can export results for any licensed account.

Audit reports to keep track of activity

Track user activity within Vault. Robust audit trails let you see searches, content views, exports and more.

Top questions about Vault

What is eDiscovery?

Electronic discovery, or eDiscovery, is the process of seeking and finding information in electronic format. It is typically used in response to legal matters and investigations.

What happens to data in deleted accounts?

If you delete a user, all data associated with the user's account will be removed from Google. As best practice, Google recommends suspending user accounts instead of deleting them.

How do I purchase G Suite plus Vault?

Google Vault is included at no additional cost with G Suite Business and Enterprise editions. Google Vault can be purchased as an add-on to G Suite Basic edition.