Apr 21 2020
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May 24 2021
I have defined a retention policy on SharePoint Online to retain content for 10 years and after the retention period is complete, delete the files - 'Delete Only' policy. Now, I have a site which has migrated content which dates back to 1997 and I have noticed that all the files older than 10 years are getting deleted by the retention policy.
Is there any way to stop this?
I tried the following approaches, but the file deletion is still in progress:
1. I updated the policy from 'Delete-Only' mode to 'Retain-Only' mode. I used PowerShell for this because the web interface of Office 365 Security & Compliance Center does not allow this change.
2. Since step #1 did not work, I excluded the site from the retention policy, but even then the deletion is still in progress.
P.S: There are around 100,000 files on this site.
May 10 2020 05:56 PM