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On December 10th, Apache announced a critical issue with their Log4J library being vulnerable to RCE (Remote Code Execution) attacks, for certain versions of Solr. They listed upgrading Solr as the preferred method for rectifying this issue, but since Sitecore's compatibility is usually closely bound to a limited number of versions, modifying your current installation would be the safest approach.

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This week a client had a well-running installation go offline, showing “Error 524: a timeout occurred”. Not having worked on this instance for several months, the first thing I did was look at the logs to see what's going on. The site is logging thousands of exceptions a day, and one SQL database is pinned at 100% for at least seven days. This needed a few steps to resolve the issue, so let's go through them.

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