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SharePoint 2013: Site in Read only mode

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SharePoint site is  in read only mode & the following message would show up when users browsed to the site.
“We apologize for any inconvenience, but we’ve made the site read only while we’re making some improvements.”


When we Go to “Site collection Quota & locks” in Central Admin & here is how the Status looks like. It is locked as “Read only” & all settings are grayed out.



The way to clear this flag is use the ClearMaintenanceMode method. Here is how it can be done via SharePoint Management Shell

# $Admin = new-object Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPSiteAdministration(‘http://<Site Collection URL>)




Written by bajiraoshinde

April 25, 2016 at 8:48 pm

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How to move content database from one SQL server to another SQL server and get the sharepoint site collection up & running

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1. Backup you content database from old SQL server. If you already have a backup no need to do this step.

2. Restore the database on the new SQL server and note down the name of the database

3. Go to your Central administration–application management–create and extend site, create a new web application and give the database name as “dummydatabase”. you can use any service account who is the farm administrator

4. Now go to Central Administration–application management–content databases, Here change it to the newly created web application

5. Here put the check mark in “Remove content database” and click “Ok”

6. Now open your command prompt and go to “C:\program files\common files\microsoft shared\web server extensions\12\bin”

7. Run the following command

stsadm.exe -o addcontentdb -url <new web application name> -databasename <new restored database name>


Written by Yagyashree

June 2, 2009 at 1:45 am

SharePoint Full Farm Backup Using Central Administration Page

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1. Symptom –

–>You are trying to perform SharePoint farm backup from central administration on to a remote location whose address is  \\backupservername\sharepointbackup but it is not making any progress or showing any status change on the page “Backup and restore status” page i.e. Backupstatus.aspx

–>It only shows the message “There are no current or recent backup or restore processes to show. If you recently started a backup or restore process, you may need to refresh this page after several minutes for it to appear.”

2. Cause –

–>SharePoint server did not had the proper permission on the server

3. Resolution –

–>You need to add the SharePoint server name i.e. “<Domain name>\sharepointservername$” to the UNC path location \\backupservername\sharepointbackup with “Full control” permission

4. Environment

SQL Server

SharePoint Server

Backup Server


All in same domain but three different machines

Written by Yagyashree

May 27, 2009 at 2:53 am

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