Takeout log events

Audit and investigation page: View user Google Takeout activity
The audit log page has been replaced with a new audit and investigation page. For information about this change, go to Improved audit and investigation experience: What's new in Google Workspace

You can use the audit and investigation page to run searches related to Takeout log events. There you can see who in your organization used Google Takeout to download a copy of their data. Takeout log events include information like when a user started an export and when the export was completed.

For a full list of services and activities that you can investigate, such as Google Drive or user activity, read through the data sources for the audit and investigation page.

Open the audit and investigation page

Access Takeout log event data

  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

    Sign in using your administrator account (does not end in @gmail.com).

  2. On the left, click Reportingand thenAudit and investigationand thenTakeout log events.

Filter the data

  1. Open the log events as described above in Access Takeout log event data.
  2. Click Add a filter, and then select an attribute.
  3. In the pop-up window, select an operatorand thenselect a valueand thenclick Apply.
  4. (Optional) To create multiple filters for your search:
    1. Click Add a filter and repeat step 3.
    2. (Optional) To add a search operator, above Add a filter, select AND or OR.
  5. Click Search.

Note: Using the Filter tab, you can include simple parameter and value pairs to filter the search results. You can also use the Condition builder tab, where the filters are represented as conditions with AND/OR operators.

Attribute descriptions

For this data source, you can use the following attributes when searching log event data:

Attribute Description
Actor Email address of the user who performed the action
Actor group name

Group name of the actor. For more information, see Filtering results by Google Group.

To add a group to your filtering groups allowlist:

  1. Select Actor group name.
  2. Click Filtering groups.
    The Filtering groups page displays.
  3. Click Add Groups.
  4. Search for a group by entering the first few characters of its name or email address. When you see the group you want, select it.
  5. (Optional) To add another group, search for and select the group.
  6. When you finish selecting groups, click Add.
  7. (Optional) To remove a group, click Remove group "".
  8. Click Save.
Actor organizational unit Organizational unit of the actor
Date Date and time of the event (displayed in your browser's default time zone)
Event The logged event action, such as User completed a Takeout or User initiated a Takeout
IP address The IP address of the user who performed the Takeout event. The IP address is usually the user's physical location, but could be a proxy server or VPN address.
Products requested Which Google products and services data the user exported
Scheduled Takeout expiration Date when the scheduled Takeout jobs expire
Scheduled Takeout time interval Unit of the Takeout time interval, such as Days, Weeks, or Months
Scheduled Takeout time interval value Value of the scheduled Takeout time interval
Takeout destination Destination of the exported data. For example, Drive, Dropbox, or OneDrive.
Takeout initiator Initiator of the takeout job—USER or TAKEOUT_SCHEDULER
Takeout job ID A unique identifier for the user's export job
Takeout status Status of the Takeout job, for example, completed , in progress , cancelled , failed.
Target Email address of the user whose data was exported

Manage log event data

Manage search results column data

You can control which data columns appear in your search results.

  1. At the top-right of the search results table, click Manage columns "".
  2. (Optional) To remove current columns, click Remove "".
  3. (Optional) To add columns, next to Add new column, click the Down arrow "" and select the data column.
    Repeat as needed.
  4. (Optional) To change the order of the columns, drag the data column names.
  5. Click Save.

Export search result data

  1. At the top of the search results table, click Export all.
  2. Enter a name and then click Export.
    The export displays below the search results table under Export action results.
  3. To view the data, click the name of your export.
    The export opens in Google Sheets.

Create reporting rules

Go to Create and manage reporting rules.

When and how long is data available?

Go to Data retention and lag times.

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