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The second was a case where a user telephoned me to say they had deleted some documents and now wanted them back. Did they have a backup? No.
For the first case we had some luck as I worked with Google and was able to recovery everything for the customer. They now owe me a very big dinner! I also have a new client. In most cases Google can restore data within 5 days of it being deleted.
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There is one other scenario users should appreciate, if a staff member leaves your employment an you wish to use their active license and not purchase a new one, simply deleting their account may not be the right approach. If you delete their account all documents that are owned by the user would be gone. So if that person had shared pricing documents or marketing information with everyone, it will be all lost.
To fix this there are a couple of tricks. First up, Backupify will allow the administrator to download and export an entire Google Apps Account with Backupify’s Snapshot tool. Backupify Snapshot— a new tool that enables people to archive Google Apps data by downloading and storing it locally, so they can delete or re-use ex-employees’ accounts. Once this is done you can use the Google tools from the Admin Console to reassign ownership rights to another users. Also consider using tools from Cloudlock.com