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We have a 5 year retention policy that includes OneDrive. In order to help a user clean up his OneDrive, I want to exclude his site from retention until he is done. Will the exclusion mean that his Preservation Hold Library will be removed?
01-20-2020 09:25 AMSolution
It means what's described here will happen: https://office365itpros.com/2019/06/20/sharepoint-online-retention-preservation-hold/
01-21-2020 03:36 AM
@Vasil Michev In some cases I exclude a site from the Retention Policy temporarily in order to be able to clean-up the site, typically when users have no more storage left on OneDrive. In those cases I would want to clear the Preservation Hold library. Can I simply delete the contents?
01-21-2020 08:41 AM
I'd be surprised if you can, even if the holds removed. That would invalidate the purpose of the Preservation hold library.