1) Via our Cloud on Microsoft Azure

We have our resource groups divided into database groups and virtual machine groups. We will instant multiple VM groups for customers to link with the database.

You can choose if you want to use a shared VM or a personal VM to your organization only.


You do not need to invest too much in the size of resources for the VM since the SQL Server is separated as another service. You can choose the VM size as you need without having to spare the resources for the processing power of the SQL Server. You will have the highest processing power regardless of the size of the VM.


2) Via your own VM if you already have your own cloud

If you are already using Cloud from other service providers, you can hook in to our SQL Server via your own VM.

Our team can offer this service, basing on the size of DTU.


3) Totally via your own cloud

If you are already using Cloud from other service providers, you can deploy MAC-5 Legacy via your own VM and SQL Server and allocate your own resources.

Our team can help guide you on the installation process.


4) via VM in which SQL Server is installed

We do not recommend this method since it would require too much resources of the VM and would double the cost of Azure subscription fee to other methods.

FAQ about Cloud

If I use a shared VM, having Double Pine manage the resources, would other clients see my data and would it affect the speed of the software?

No, other clients will not see your data and the security is guaranteed by the privacy policy of Microsoft Azure. The speed does not depend the VM of each client but on our database’s processing power, hence, a shared VM will not affect the speed.

Can I still install MAC-5 Legacy no-premise if I already have a server?

Yes, you still can do so. However, your client server will need to be connected to the internet once every 7 days to maintain your active status. If you remain offline for over 30 days, the license will be suspended automatically.

How to back-up my data?

If you use your own server:
you can back-up by yourself.

– Use SQL Server’s “Maintenance Plan” feature in Standard and Enterprise plans to rebuild or recreate index and optimise the database speed.
– Do a full database back-up in the server via MAC-5 Legacy manually.

If you use Azure Cloud with us:
Azure offers automatic back-up for users (you cannot back-up from the software) and we recommend that you utilise this feature. Azure has 2 types of back-ups:

PITR (Point in Time Restore) is a spot and continuous back-up. Data can be restored quickly in seconds and will be kept up to 35 days. After that, it will be moved to LTR (Long Term Restore).
WMY LTR (Weekly, Monthly, Yearly Long Term Restore) is a full database back-up which will keep data longer than the aobve PITR. The duration and frequency of automatic back-up can be set e.g. weekly, monthly, and yearly. Data can be restored anytime and will kept up to 13 weeks or around 3 months at the longest.

Note Data restore is to be done via our team upon your request only.