Vault glossary

These are the key terms you need to know when using Google Apps Vault:

  • Litigation hold. When placed on a user, a litigation hold suspends deletion of the user's Gmail data for litigation purposes
  • Matter. A collection of the information related to a specific case or investigation
  • Export. An exported set of user data that Google Apps Vault creates for a matter
  • Held data. Any Gmail data placed on hold for a matter
  • Retention rule. A setting that determines how long mail data is retained in a domain before it is deleted permanently