Uploading Exported Google Vault Files

Google Vault is a tool that allows you to manage and export your google data for discovery purposes. Everlaw can process Google Vault files either directly via a cloud connector or from exported files. 

From Vault, you can create exports that consist of actual data files (in a series of zips) and two Google-generated metadata files: one with custodian information and another with file metadata.  When you generate an export in Vault, you can download these files individually. There will be a checksum file that can be ignored. To load the files with the metadata overlay on Everlaw first submit all files in a single folder or archive (see similar format for split archives/images).


Here is an example of Google Vault export files:

  • EXPORT_NAME-custodian-docid.csv    
  • EXPORT_NAME-metadata.xml              
  • EXPORT_NAME_0.zip                            
  • EXPORT_NAME_1.zip      

The Vault files must have their original filenames as downloaded from Google Vault. Then, you can drag and drop a folder (in Google Chrome, Edge, or Firefox browsers) or create a combined Zip of the above files to upload (other browsers).

Once uploaded to Everlaw, our native processing will use the metadata provided in the xml for deduplication and document metadata, where appropriate. For example, Google Docs will rely primarily on cloud metadata dates in the xml while Google Drive documents will rely on intrinsic dates from before it was uploaded. 


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