Ukopp is an open source and freely distributed graphical software written especially for GNU/Linux platforms and designed from the ground up to be used for copying and backing-up files to an external hard disk drive or a USB stick. The program is quite smart, engineered to synchronize/copy only the files that have been changed since the last backup, which means that it is very fast.

Features at a glance

Key features include an easy-to-use and straightforward graphical user interface that helps you to edit the backup specifications, the ability to navigate the local filesystem and add or remove files and folders at any level, and support for saving your custom config in a job file for repeated use.

Additionally, the application is capable of backing-up modified and new files or folders automatically, overwrite or retain previous versions of stored files/folders, selectively restore files, as well as permissions and ownership. It is fully compatible with Microsoft Window file systems.

Getting started with Ukopp

There are three methods to install this software on your GNU/Linux systems. The most simple one is to search for the ‘ukopp’ package on the default software repositories of your distribution, but be aware that the latest version is always available for download on Softpedia or the official website.

Ubuntu and Debian users can download native installers for their operating systems from our website, which will help them to install the latest Ukopp release, simply by double-clicking the DEB file.

Lastly, those of you who want to optimize the software for your Linux kernel-based operating system and hardware architecture (32-bit or 64-bit), can compile the source tarball. To do that, download the tar.gz file from the dedicated download section above, save it on a location of your choice, extract it, open a terminal emulator, use the ‘cd’ command to navigate to the location of the extracted files and execute the “make” command, followed by the “make install” command as root or with sudo, both without quotes.