How to backup a users data before account deletion


How can you back up a user's Gmail and Google Drive data prior to deleting their account?


  • Admin console
  • Data Export tool


  1. Sign in to the Admin console.
  2. In the right panel under Tools, click Data Export.
  3. Click Start export.
  4. When the export completes, view and download the exported data promptly.
Note: The exported data is available in Cloud Storage for 30 days, and then it's permanently deleted.