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Site Swap & Legal Hold Issues

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Chris Ficek
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When performing an Invoke-SPOSiteSwap (https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powershell/module/sharepoint-online/invoke-spositeswap?view=sharepo...) on the root site that is on a legal hold, it is expected to keep that hold in place after the swap.  But is it expected for the old root site to remain on hold even after the hold been removed and the case been closed?  It is uncertain if this is a bug or an expected behavior.  

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UPDATES:  If the old root site is swapped back to the root again, re-open the case, re-apply the hold until it is successful, then remove the hold and then it should allow you to completely remove the hold from the site.

 

Because of this, it hints to me that the legal hold will need to be removed prior to the site swap otherwise we will deal with the headaches in the future in trying to remove it unless someone can confirm that this is a bug.

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