How many versions of a document is saved in Preservation hold library (Sharepoint, Teams and Onedrive retention policy)

Pekka Pekkonen 571 Reputation points


I set up a retention policy in compliance center.
Scope includes Sharepoint, Teams and Onedrive.

I see files are being saved in Preservation hold library.

My question is, how many versions of a document are saved by retention policy.

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  1. Vasil Michev 96,516 Reputation points MVP

    All of them. As quoted from

    For items that are subject to a retention policy (or an eDiscovery hold), the versioning limits for the document library are ignored until the retention period of the document is reached (or the eDiscovery hold is released).

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  1. CaseyYang-MSFT 10,321 Reputation points

    Hi @Pekka Pekkonen ,

    Agree with michev, and you could change version settings in library settings.


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