Copy Current GPG Installation to Another Server

Smith, Cathy Cathy.Smith at
Tue Mar 17 22:23:37 CET 2015

I would think you can copy your keyring over, though.  I did that when converting from an old, unsupported version of PGP to GPG.  But that was Solaris to Linux.  You mileage may vary.



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-----Original Message-----
From: Gnupg-users [mailto:gnupg-users-bounces at] On Behalf Of Doug Barton
Sent: Tuesday, March 17, 2015 11:16 AM
To: Clark Rivard; gnupg-users at
Subject: Re: Copy Current GPG Installation to Another Server

On 3/17/15 7:23 AM, Clark Rivard wrote:
> I currently have GPG 1.4.8 installed on a Windows server.  Can the 
> c:\Programs Files (x86)\GNU\ directory simply be copied to another 
> server and used or do I need to go through the “download and 
> installation” process on the new server? Thanks.

1.4.8 is dangerously old. You should download the new version and install in both locations.

hope this helps,


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