Set a site in read-only mode in SharePoint 2007 – 2010

During migration of a site it can be useful to set the site in read-only or no-access mode, so users can’t change anything during migration. It can be done with “setsitelock”. Some examples:

stsadm -o setsitelock -url http://mysite -lock readonly

stsadm -o setsitelock -url http://mysite -lock none

stsadm -o setsitelock -url http://mysite -lock noaccess

stsadm -o getsitelock -url http://mysite

However, I have seen situations where stsadm -export will fail with permission errors when the site is in readonly mode.

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