backup all keys of DSA+ELG pair?

James P. Howard, II jh at
Fri Jun 5 16:02:51 CEST 2009

On Fri Jun  5 02:00:55 2009, Kārlis Repsons <karlis.repsons at>

> please, how can I make a keypair of DSA and ELG keys, 4 keys, as I understand, 
> and then export all of them to another machine's gpg? 
> Using --export, --export-secret-keys, --export-secret-subkeys, then --import 
> for each of 3 previous commands failed me... Also the same, if I used key 
> IDs. How to do it?

When you perform the import, you must use "--allow-secret-key-import"
but unless you intended not to use the master signing key, you should
not use --export-secret-subkeys.


James P. Howard, II, MPA

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