Backup of GPG private keys?

Mogens Jensen mogens-jensen at
Wed Jan 26 09:15:30 CET 2022

As of GnuPG (LTS) version 2.2.33, what is the recommended way to backup
your GPG private keys on a Linux system?

1. Backing up the entire ~./gnupg directory?
2. Exporting only the keys?

  $ gpg --armor --export-secret-keys >gpg-key-backup.asc


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