Manage exports

The Vault API lets you manage Vault exports. You can:

Before you begin

To set up the required libraries and authentication, work through the quickstart for your programming language.

To work with Vault resources, the account must have the required Vault privileges and access to the matter. To access a matter, the account must have created the matter, have the matter shared with them, or have the View All Matters privilege.

Create a Gmail export

The following example shows how to create a Gmail export. This request exports all Gmail and classic Hangouts messages that meet the following criteria:

  • messages owned by accounts email1 and email2.
  • excludes draft messages.
  • messages sent to ceo@solarmora.com.

Java

public Export createMailAccountHeldDataExports(Vault client, String matterId) {
  AccountInfo emailsToSearch = new AccountInfo().setEmails(ImmutableList.of("email1", "email2"));
  MailOptions mailQueryOptions = new MailOptions().setExportFormat("PST");
  String queryTerms = "to:ceo@solarmora.com";
  Query mailQuery =
      new Query()
          .setCorpus("MAIL")
          .setDataScope("HELD_DATA")
          .setSearchMethod("ACCOUNT")
          .setAccountInfo(emailsToSearch)
          .setTerms(queryTerms)
          .setMailOptions(mailQueryOptions);
  MailExportOptions mailExportOptions =
      new MailExportOptions()
          .setExportFormat("MBOX")
          .showConfidentialModeContent(true);
  Export wantedExport =
      new Export()
          .setMatterId(matterId)
          .setName("My first mail accounts export")
          .setQuery(mailQuery)
          .setExportOptions(new ExportOptions().setMailOptions(mailExportOptions));
  return client.matters().exports().create(matter, wantedExport).execute();
}

Python

def create_mail_account_held_data_export(service, matter_id):
  emails_to_search = ['email1', 'email2']
  mail_query_options = {'excludeDrafts': True}
  query_terms = 'to:ceo@solarmora.com'
  mail_query = {
      'corpus': 'MAIL',
      'dataScope': 'HELD_DATA',
      'searchMethod': 'ACCOUNT',
      'accountInfo': {
          'emails': emails_to_search
      },
      'terms': query_terms,
      'mailOptions': mail_query_options,
  }
  mail_export_options = {
      'exportFormat': 'MBOX',
      'showConfidentialModeContent': True
      }
  wanted_export = {
      'name': 'My first mail accounts export',
      'query': mail_query,
      'exportOptions': {
          'mailOptions': mail_export_options
  }
}
return service.matters().exports().create(
  matterId=matter_id, body=wanted_export).execute()

Create a Drive export

The following example shows how to create a Drive export. This request exports all files, including those in shared drives, that meet the following criteria:

  • belong to the specified organizational unit (obtained with the Admin SDK).
  • were created between the specified times.

Java

public Export createDriveOuAllDataExport(Vault client, String matterId) {
  OrgUnitInfo ouToSearch = new OrgUnitInfo().setOrgUnitId("ou id retrieved from admin sdk");
  DriveOptions driveQueryOptions = new DriveOptions().setIncludeSharedDrives(true);
  Query driveQuery =
      new Query()
          .setCorpus("DRIVE")
          .setDataScope("ALL_DATA")
          .setSearchMethod("ORG_UNIT")
          .setOrgUnitInfo(ouToSearch)
          .setDriveOptions(driveQueryOptions)
          .setStartTime("2017-03-16T00:00:00Z")
          .setEndTime("2017-03-16T00:00:00Z")
          .setTimeZone("Etc/GMT+2");
  DriveExportOptions driveExportOptions = new DriveExportOptions().setIncludeAccessInfo(false);
  Export wantedExport =
      new Export()
          .setName("My first drive ou export")
          .setQuery(driveQuery)
          .setExportOptions(new ExportOptions().setDriveOptions(driveExportOptions));
  return client.matters().exports().create(matter, wantedExport).execute();
}

Python

def create_drive_ou_all_data_export(service, matter_id):
  ou_to_search = 'ou id retrieved from admin sdk'
  drive_query_options = {'includeSharedDrives': True}
  drive_query = {
    'corpus': 'DRIVE',
    'dataScope': 'ALL_DATA',
    'searchMethod': 'ORG_UNIT',
    'orgUnitInfo': {
        'org_unit_id': ou_to_search
    },
    'driveOptions': drive_query_options,
    'startTime': '2017-03-16T00:00:00Z',
    'endTime': '2017-09-23T00:00:00Z',
    'timeZone': 'Etc/GMT+2'
  }
  drive_export_options = {'includeAccessInfo': False}
  wanted_export = {
    'name': 'My first drive ou export',
    'query': drive_query,
    'exportOptions': {
        'driveOptions': drive_export_options
    }
  }
return service.matters().exports().create(
  matterId=matter_id, body=wanted_export).execute()

Create a Meet export

The following example shows how to create a Meet export. This request exports files associated with accounts in the specified organizational unit that have a file name that follows the pattern for Meet recordings.

Python

def create_meet_export(service, matter_id, ou_to_search, export_name):
  export = {
    'name': export_name,
    'query': {
        'corpus': 'DRIVE',
        'dataScope': 'ALL_DATA',
        'searchMethod': 'ORG_UNIT',
        'terms': 'title:"...-...-... \\(....-..-.. at ..:.. *\\)"',
        'orgUnitInfo': {
            'orgUnitId': 'id:'+ou_to_search
        },
        'driveOptions': {
            'includeTeamDrives': True,
            'includeSharedDrives': True
        },
        'timeZone': 'Etc/GMT',
        'method': 'ORG_UNIT'
    },
    'exportOptions': {
        'driveOptions': {},
        'region': 'ANY'
    },
  }

  return service.matters().exports().create(
    matterId=matter_id, body=export).execute()

Export from a saved query

The following example shows how to create an export from a saved query.

Python

def create_mail_export_from_saved_query(service, matter_id, saved_query_id, export_name):
  export = {
    'name': export_name,
    'exportOptions': {
      'mailOptions': {
        'exportFormat': 'PST',
        'showConfidentialModeContent': True
      },
    'region': 'ANY'
    }
  }

  export['query'] = service.matters().savedQueries().get(
    savedQueryId=saved_query_id, matterId=matter_id).execute()['query']
  return service.matters().exports().create(
    matterId=matter_id, body=export).execute()

List exports

The following example shows how to retrieve a list of exports associated with a matter.

Java

public class exports {
  public ListExportsResponse listExports(Vault client, String matterId) {
    return client.matters().exports().list(matterId).execute();
}

Python

def list_exports(service, matter_id):
 return service.matters().exports().list(matterId=matter_id).execute()

Get information about an export

The following example shows how to get information about a specific export. Note: To download exported files and messages, you use Cloud APIs (in the next example).

Java

public Export getExportById(Vault client, String matterId, String exportId) {
  return client.matters().exports().get(matterId, exportId).execute();
}

Python

def get_export_by_id(service, matter_id, export_id):
  return service.matters().exports().get(
    matterId=matter_id, exportId=export_id).execute()

Download an export from Google Cloud

The following example shows how to download all completed exports in a matter from Google Cloud. This request uses Vault and Cloud APIs.

Note: To download an export, an account needs the Manage Exports privilege and the matter shared with them.

Python

def download_exports(service, matter_id):
"""Google Cloud storage service is authenticated by running
`gcloud auth application-default login` and expects a billing enabled project
in ENV variable `GOOGLE_CLOUD_PROJECT` """
gcpClient = storage.Client()
matter_id = os.environ['MATTERID']
  for export in vaultService.matters().exports().list(
      matterId=matter_id).execute()['exports']:
    if 'cloudStorageSink' in export:
      directory = export['name']
      if not os.path.exists(directory):
        os.makedirs(directory)
      print(export['id'])
      for sinkFile in export['cloudStorageSink']['files']:
        filename = '%s/%s' % (directory, sinkFile['objectName'].split('/')[-1])
        objectURI = 'gs://%s/%s' % (sinkFile['bucketName'],
                                    sinkFile['objectName'])
        print('get %s to %s' % (objectURI, filename))
        gcpClient.download_blob_to_file(objectURI, open(filename, 'wb+'))

Delete an export

The following example shows how to delete an export.

Java

public void deleteExportById(Vault client, String matterId, String exportId) {
   client.matters().exports().delete(matterId, exportId).execute();

Python

def delete_export_by_id(service, matter_id, export_id):
  return service.matters().exports().delete(
    matterId=matter_id, exportId=export_id).execute()