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In my past post we went over how an unknown agent or script crawling your Sitecore installation can cause a massive demand on the shard databases for xDB, easily bringing it to 100% usage and causing performance issues with your site. We'll revisit this situation and how my new Exclude Robot by Agent module will prevent this from happening.

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While managing an instance of Sitecore I saw a bot got past the excludedUserAgents configuration, which means its traffic is recorded and we don't want that. Flushing the data out is simple with the Analytics Database Manager, but there are cases where there's transient data queued for processing in the GenericProcessingPool table, and it can be a problem.

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