Gmail, from the house of Google, is one of the services that have proved to be a milestone in its success. It is a hosted service, which allows the users to access emails and their attachments. Be it for personal use or for professional, the users worldwide deploy Gmail for their day-to-day communication purpose. However, the only factor, which proves to be worrisome, is the loopholes in cloud services that sometimes result in loss of Gmail data. The biggest challenge faced by Gmail users is the failure in the recovery of valuable data loss that can occur due to unintentional deletion or disruption in the service from Google’s end. In the recent past Google, outages have led to the permanent deletion of Gmail data, thus giving rise to the need for data recovery. At times, the user might intentionally delete some emails, which he may require at some other point of time. In addition to this, some users end up in deleting some emails accidentally.
In such instances, it becomes necessary to recover the emails and proceed with the other tasks. However, there are scenarios in which doing so is not as easy as it seems. This write up will help you to be acquainted with the different scenarios of data deletion from G Suite and the perfect solutions to backup G Suite User’s Gmail and G drive data.
Data deletion in G Suite is categorized into two categories:
Since the soft deletion and hard deletion vary, the methods by which the emails can be recovered are also diverse. Let us have a look at the methods:
The soft deletion of emails can be recovered by simply going to the Trash folder and moving the deleted email back to its original folder, from which it was deleted. When the user deletes the data, it stays in the Trash folder for 30 days. During 30 days duration, users can easily retrieve their own messages by following the mentioned steps:
The Hard Deleted emails are permanently deletion of data and can be only recovered from the Administrative Console. However, users can recover the messages, which are permanently deleted from user’s Trash within 25 days of deletion. After 25 days, the data is deleted forever. There are steps that are required to be followed to recover the data as mentioned:
Restore One User’s Data
Restore For Several User’s
Note: Administrator can select up to 10 users only at a time.
Note: Data cannot be restored from spam folder and Google Map Files cannot be restored.
Emails constitute to be the most important part of communication. When it comes to the organizational level, it becomes important to recover a G Suite User’s Gmail and G Drive data. In the above-discussion, we have discussed the way to retrieve the complete data.