Check the status of large tasks

You can see if large administrative tasks are still in progress, completed, or canceled. Depending on the task, you might also be able to:

  • See who started it.
  • Find out when it started.
  • View or download files.
  • See when it was completed.

You can view the status of a task for up to 15 days after it’s finished.

Tasks you can monitor

You can monitor various large or bulk tasks, such as uploading, downloading, and scanning information—for example:

  • Upload and download user account information
  • Upload and download group members
  • Upload and download devices information
  • Upload and download third-party apps
  • Upload buildings, features, and resources for Calendar
  • Download audit logs and reports
  • Run data loss prevention (DLP) rule scans for Drive
  • And more

Monitor the status of a large task

  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

    Sign in using your administrator account (does not end in

  2. At the top of the Admin console, click Tasks  to view the status of your large tasks.

      Where to click Tasks.


  3. (Optional) If processing for a download task is finished, click the link to view or download the file.

    Click the link to download the file.

  4. (Optional) To view the status of tasks that other administrators have performed, click Others’ Tasks.
  5. (Optional) To close your Tasks list, click Tasks  again.

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