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Edward Harrison

Edward is a DBA in our managed services team.

Recent Posts

An Ode to the DBA

It has been now quite a few years since I was sitting in school, being pleasantly bored by the works and sonnets of Shakespeare, and failing to grasp the meanings and intricate language he used. Now in hindsight, I realise that I just never understood (or tried to understand) some of the..

Cyber Security Monthly News - March Summary 2019

There have been a number of notable security vulnerabilities uncovered last month including some for Chrome and Magento, while Huawei remains in the limelight:

SQL Server: The Problems of Having Thousands of Databases on a Single Instance

The current world record for the number of people to fit into a Mini is 28 people. For SQL Server, the max number of databases you can have on a single SQL Server instance is 32,767. However, like the people in the Mini, just because you can cram that many databases onto one server doesn’t mean..

RDP broken due to Windows Update - and how to fix it

Published: May 2018

In the past couple of weeks, following the recent Windows update CVE-2018-0886, we have had multiple occurrences of  ourselves and our customers having issues connecting to some of their servers via Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP). When trying to RDP to certain servers, we are..

How to prevent Robocopy from hiding your files and how to fix it when it does

I recently had a scary moment at a customer when I was testing to see how long it would take to copy a data file between two of their disks using Robocopy and an old and relatively small backup file. If you haven't heard of Robocopy, then you should look into it as a command line (cmd) tool for..

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