SyncOffice-VA in USB

Customer can use third party USB burning tool to burn this iso image file into a USB drive. We suggest you to use Rufus for burning SyncOffice-VA iso image to bootable live USB, as it's proved to be a reliable and capable tool.

When use with SyncOffice-VA, customer can add certification to it by simply copying encrypted certificate and Rclone cloud setting file into the live USB. The encryption from plain text certificate and Rclone cloud file is done in SyncOffice Manager. SyncOffice main tab page - USB Utility Page has a button Encrypt Files For SyncOffice-VA for this purpose.

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SyncOffice-VA Live USB Creation Options

When use standalone Rufus for SyncOffice-VA live USB creation, the chosen options are:

  • Persistent partition size: 0(No persistence)
  • Partition scheme: MBR
  • Target system: BIOS
  • Volume label: SYNCOFFICE
  • File system: Fat32
  • Cluster size: 4096 bytes
  • Write in ISO image mode

SyncOffice-VA Bootup

To boot up SyncOffice-VA live USB, normally you need to change PC's boot sequence. Some PC provide one-time boot sequence selection, some provide BIOS/UEFI option to change statically prefer USB boot in front of hard-disk boot.

The following screenshot is from a Dell PC, which has F12 button that can trigger a one time boot sequence selection at start of PC boot up.

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After PC start boot SyncOffice-VA, it shows a loading progress bar and a dynamic splash logo as follow.

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After boot up OK, it shows up the SyncOffice-VA desktop directly without login, with SyncOffice suite running on the top.

Below is a desktop GUI sample of SyncOffice-VA (with SyncOffice closed).

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SyncOffice-VA USB Use with Persistence

When used as USB bootable drive, SyncOffice-VA can be used with persistent storage. Adding persistent storage is very easy: simply copy the SyncOffice_Persistent_File_Folder.img file into the USB drive is enough. SyncOffice_Persistent_File_Folder.img is a 600MB block device image file.

When used with SyncOffice_Persistent_File_Folder.img file, the persistent storage is mapped to the /persistent_file_folder folder. Files saved under this folder are reboot survival.