Dec 03 2019
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Feb 19 2021
We have included everything in retention policies, i.e. Groups, SharePoint, Exchange and Team channel messages and Teams chats. Now I want to exclude a team in order to delete it entirely, including the associated SPO site. Where do I then have to add exceptions? Do I need to explicitly exclude the group, the site, the channel messages and the chat or is it sufficient to only exclude the group?
Dec 03 2019 04:38 AM
Dec 03 2019 09:25 AM
Deleting the Team doesn't delete the associated SPO site anyway, so you have to do that part manually. But yes, if you don't want anything to be stored after the deletion (in "inactive" state), add exclusions across the board.
Dec 03 2019 09:48 AM
@Vasil Michev You sure the site isn't deleted? https://support.office.com/en-us/article/delete-a-team-c386f91b-f7e6-400b-aac7-8025f74f8b41#ID0EAABA...
Dec 03 2019 10:25 AM
Fine, in theory it should be deleted :) But in practice the process fails quite often. In my tenant, out of 25 sites with the Group#0 template, I have 10 orphaned ones, remaining after the deletion of the underlying group/team.
Dec 03 2019 09:40 PM
Thank you for you answers. I deleted the team and the site was eventually deleted automatically. It just took some time.
Dec 03 2019 10:07 PMSolution
Let me clarify what I have found out:
I made an exception in the retention policy, excluding the Office 365 group in question. That allowed me to delete the team and this in turn resulted in the site and the groups also was deleted. It might take a while though and sometimes it might also fail, I guess.