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Litigation Hold in Exchange Online O365 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello, team.
    Currently the organization where I work is exploring the different functionalities provided by O365 in terms of Exchange Online and its retention by trial, I have the required licensing to use this functionality.

    https://docs.microsoft.com/es-es/microsoft-365/compliance/create-a-litigation-hold?view=o365-worldwide

    Currently I have not had to enable Exchange Online archiving, since the E3 licensing capacity is 100 GB for Exchange Online, taking into account this observation I have the following doubts or questions.

    Can I enable retention by trial to all my mailboxes, without the need to enable Exchange Online archiving?

    Can I enable Exchange Online archiving, once the retention by trial has been enabled?

    Can Exchange Retention by trial be considered as a backup?

    Thank you very much.


    Tuesday, August 2, 2022 9:04 PM

All replies

  • Go to the Microsoft 365 admin center and then click Users > Active users. Select the user that you want to place on Litigation hold. On the properties flyout page, click the Mail tab, and then under More actions, click Manage litigation hold.
    Thursday, August 18, 2022 6:33 AM
  • Hello, retrntion policies can be used by individualy. So, you don’t need to enable online archiving for use any retention policy. you can enable online archiving whenever you want. It can work by manually or you can trigger it with retention policy don’t think like you have backup once you enabled any type of hold/retention. Because it designed to preserve user data for e-discovery purposes, not to restore lost data. hope this helps
    Thursday, September 22, 2022 5:03 PM