SharePoint 2013 backup error We apologize for any inconvenience but we have made the site read only while we are making some improvements

SharePoint 2013 backup error We apologize for any inconvenience but we ve made the site read only while we are making some improvements
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In this post we will discuss how we can resolve one issue which comes after taking backup of a site using PowerShell. If you are taking Backup using PowerShell and for some reason if the backup abnormally terminated, then SharePoint will put the site into Read only mode. After this if you will try to browse the site using browser then you will be able to see message like below:

We apologize for any inconvenience, but we’ve made the site read only while we’re making some improvements.

SharePoint 2013 backup error We apologize for any inconvenience but we ve made the site read only while we are making some improvements
SharePoint 2013 backup error We apologize for any inconvenience but we ve made the site read only while we are making some improvements

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You can able to see the site collection read only status in the SharePoint 2013 central administration. Open your SharePoint 2013 central administration, then under Application Management, click on “Configure quotas and locks” under Site Collections as shown in the fig below.

We apologize for any inconvenience but we ve made the site read only while we are making some improvements
We apologize for any inconvenience but we ve made the site read only while we are making some improvements

We apologize for any inconvenience but we ve made the site read only while we are making some improvements

In the Site Collection Quotas and Locks page you will be able to see “Read-only (blocks additions, updates and deletions)” under Lock Status for this site as shown in the fig below:

SharePoint 2013 backup error We apologize for any inconvenience but we ve made the site read only while we are making some improvements
SharePoint 2013 backup error We apologize for any inconvenience but we ve made the site read only while we are making some improvements

Then we will run PowerShell command to remove the edit mode for a particular site collection.

Below PowerShell cmdlet you can run to remove the edit mode for the particular site collection.

Add-PSSnapin “Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell”

$Admin = new-object Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPSiteAdministration(‘https://SiteCollectionURL’)

$Admin.ClearMaintenanceMode()

SharePoint 2013 backup error We apologize for any inconvenience but we ve made the site read only while we are making some improvements
SharePoint 2013 backup error We apologize for any inconvenience but we ve made the site read only while we are making some improvements

After this the Read only mode will be removed from the site. Hope this will be helpful.

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About Bijay Kumar

I am Bijay from Odisha, India. Currently working in my own venture TSInfo Technologies in Bangalore, India. I am Microsoft Office Servers and Services (SharePoint) MVP (5 times). I works in SharePoint 2016/2013/2010, SharePoint Online Office 365 etc. Check out My MVP Profile.. I also run popular SharePoint web site SharePointSky.com

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