Billing for Google Apps Vault
Google Apps Vault costs an additional $5 per month for each user in your Google Apps account on a prorated basis. Please note:
- Each user whose data you want to search, hold, export, or preserve in Vault must have a Vault license. Your Google Apps administrator can assign Vault licenses automatically to every user in your domain, or to specific users in your domain. Learn more about licensing.
- If your Google Apps administrator deletes a user, all data associated with the user's account is deleted, including the user's Vault archive. If you might still need the user's data, Google recommends suspending the user instead of deleting them. Your organization is billed the same amount for a suspended user as for an active user.
- Missed payments, invalid credit cards, or similar billing issues can cause your users to lose their Vault licenses.
After 30 days of nonpayment, Vault licenses are terminated. As a result, retention rules won't be enforced and affected data will be lost, with no recovery options. Please work with your Google Apps administrator to ensure that user licenses stay active.