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Thread: Backup GPG Keys?

  1. #1
    Junior Member
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    Oct 2002

    Backup GPG Keys?

    I'm about to format soon and I was wondering how I could backup my pub/priv GPG keys? Should I just backup the entire gpg directory?

    I'm using Mandrake 9.1

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    According to the GPG man page, your secret key must be located at ~/.gnupg/secring.gpg
    and your public key at ~/.gnupg/pubring.gpg
    The location of the GPG directory can be different, but your keys must normally be in it unless you configured it to use them in another folder. Anyway you must backup those two keys.

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