in sp 2010, it just a click to make mysite read only. The old sp2007 is slowly decommissioning and I need to make the mysite Read only. Any idea guys?
Do you have users that are actively using the 2007 site that includes adding new items? Are they doing anything that involves WRITING to the database? If not, you could make the site read-only by setting the database to read-only
This isn't specific to My Site of course.
You can also do this.. From Central Administration, using "User permissions for Web application", you can remove permissions which requires writing to database.