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Google Vault Preserve-In-Place Integration
Google Vault Preserve-In-Place Integration
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Written by Sophia Ho
Updated over a week ago


Leverage Logikcull's legal hold capabilities with Enterprise integrations to preserve data during a legal hold. Preserve-In-Place features allow you to mitigate risk, prevent data loss, and maximize defensibility by preserving data from Google Workspace (GMail, Google Drive, Google Hangouts, and Google Voice) directly from Logikcull.


  • Users need the following permissions:

    • In Logikcull: Account Admin

    • In Google Vault: Manage Matters and Manage Holds. More information on Vault permissions here.

How to Use Google Vault Preserve-in-Place for Legal Holds

  1. Set-up the Google integration*

  2. In Step 1, check the box option to Preserve Data

  3. Create your Hold Message in Step 2

  4. On Step 3: Preserve Data, toggle the Google Vault option to enable preservation*

    *If not set-up initially and it is your first time using the Google Vault integration, you’ll be asked to log into the Google account you want to connect to. Once connected, you’ll be asked to grant Logikcull access to your Google Vault account. 👇

    👆 Make sure you click on all three boxes to grant Logikcull with proper scopes before you continue.

  5. Select or create a Google Vault Matter. If you already have a Google Vault matter for your legal holds you can select an existing matter otherwise enter a matter name and Logikcull will create a new matter in Google Vault for you.

  6. Dates. You have the option to select a preservation start and end date

  7. Services. Select the Google Workspace services you want to preserve.

  8. In Step 4: Add Custodians, select from the populated list of custodians which individual Google inboxes and/or spaces to preserve along with the legal hold.

  9. Complete the Legal Hold form.

Frequently Asked Questions

What happens in Google Vault?

If you did not select an existing Google Vault matter, Logikcull will create a new matter in Vault.

Logikcull will create a legal hold in the Vault matter for each service selected. Logikcull created legal holds will be named “Logikcull: [Project name] - [service]”

You can open the “Data” section of a custodian to see which services were preserved and if any failed to preserve (if a custodian is not in the data source or if a hold with the same name exists in the matter.

Will Logikcull update to reflect changes that I make in Google Vault?

Changes made in Google Vault will not be reflected in Logikcull. If you need to add a custodian or release a legal hold, you should make these changes in Logikcull and Logikcull will send updates to Google Vault.

What can I do if I do not have the required Google Vault privileges?

Reach out to your IT team or any Google Admin in your organization to escalate your privileges.

What happens in Google Vault when I release or delete my Legal Hold in Logikcull?

Releasing or deleting your Logikcull Legal Hold will delete your legal holds in Google Vault. ⚠️ Note that Logikcull will not delete the Google Vault matter.

What happens if there is a retention policy in place?

Preservation from Logikcull will override any retention policy in place for the selected Gmail inbox. Once the preservation is activated in Logikcull, this will prevent files and/or messages from being automatically (or manually) deleted. If any content was deleted prior to Preservation being activated due to retention policy or manual deletion, that content will remain deleted.

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