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
- On the left, click ReportingAudit and investigationTakeout log events.
Filter the data
- Open the log events as described above in Access Takeout log event data.
- Click Add a filter, and then select an attribute.
- In the pop-up window, select an operatorselect a valueclick Apply.
(Optional) To create multiple filters for your search:
- Click Add a filter and repeat step 3.
- (Optional) To add a search operator, above Add a filter, select AND or OR.
- 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.
For this data source, you can use the following attributes when searching log event data:
|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:
|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.
- At the top-right of the search results table, click Manage columns .
- (Optional) To remove current columns, click Remove .
- (Optional) To add columns, next to Add new column, click the Down arrow and select the data column.
Repeat as needed.
- (Optional) To change the order of the columns, drag the data column names.
- Click Save.
Export search result data
- At the top of the search results table, click Export all.
- Enter a name click Export.
The export displays below the search results table under Export action results.
- To view the data, click the name of your export.
The export opens in Google Sheets.
Create reporting rules
When and how long is data available?
Go to Data retention and lag times.