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Sometimes, we may notice this “We apologize for the inconvenience, but we’ve made OneDrive and sites read-only while we do some maintenance.” error message both in SharePoint on-premise as well as online – in this article, we will see what is the “We apologize for the inconvenience, but we’ve made OneDrive and sites read-only while we do some maintenance.” error about and how to fix it.
Once we see the above message – the site will be in read-only mode meaning we cannot add or remove any documents to the document library.
Analysis of the “We apologize for the inconvenience, but we’ve made OneDrive and sites read-only while we do some maintenance.” error
The above-mentioned error might be seen both in the SharePoint on-premise site as well as in SharePoint Online. In SharePoint Online, it retains for sometimes then it disappears automatically after some time if it does not go away, we need to raise a ticket to Microsoft 365 support.
But what happens when it displays in SharePoint on-premise site, and what are the most probable reasons for having this error in SharePoint on-premise.
In SharePoint on-premise environment, we might see this error due to the below reasons:
• Low disk spaces in log files drive
• Low disk spaces in SQL database (file growth size)
For the above scenarios, you need to talk to your IT support team to clean up and release some memories in the said servers, and sometimes we need to change the file growth size in the SQL database, then the above error should go.
In case, after performing the above steps, if still, the error does not go, we need to execute the below PowerShell script for the said site collection.
$siteCollectionURL="http://yoursitecollectionurl" $Admin = new-object Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPSiteAdministration($siteCollectionURL) $Admin.ClearMaintenanceMode() $site.MaintenanceMode
Summary: What we have learned here (we apologize for the inconvenience)?
Thus, in this troubleshooting article, we have learned how to fix the “We apologize for the inconvenience, but we’ve made OneDrive and sites read-only while we do some maintenance” error.
See Also: We apologize for the inconvenience
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- We apologize for any inconvenience, but we’ve made the site read-only while we’re making some improvements