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As a college we now have thousands of MS 365 accounts (OneDrive, Teams, Exchange etc et etc) for staff and students. Some of the data held within will be required to be backed up for a period of years. What is the best way to achieve this?

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@colin_gilbert Hello Colin, you can use retention policies for this. See the link for more information https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/compliance/retention-policies?view=o365-worldwide


For your information Microsoft are retiring the 'legacy hold' https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/exchange/security-and-compliance/in-place-and-litigation-holds and refer to the M365 Compliance center (https://compliance.microsoft.com/)


Tony Redmond has explained it further here https://office365itpros.com/2020/01/07/microsoft-retires-legacy-ediscovery-tools/