I am going to move a EPiServer site from one server to another. It takes up to 72 hours bedfore all DNS servers are updated with the new ip, so in this time no users should be able to create, edit, delete, publish etc anything. This is ofcourse so that the database backup is up to date on the new server.
Is it a way to disable the editmode in EPiServer?
If you just want to disable it temporarily I think the simplest way is to remove all the roles from the autorization section of the UI-location block in web.config.
If you remove the allow roles line, should look something like below, nobody should be able to enter edit mode.
<location path="UI"> <authorization> <allow roles="WebEditors, WebAdmins, Administrators" /> <deny users="*" /> </authorization></location>
Per GunsarfsEPiServer CMS development team