Backup of GPG private keys?

Max-Julian Pogner max-julian at
Wed Jan 26 18:01:17 CET 2022

On 26/01/2022 16:14, Werner Koch via Gnupg-users wrote:
 > On Wed, 26 Jan 2022 08:15, Mogens Jensen said:
 >> 1. Backing up the entire ~./gnupg directory?
 > That is of course a working option but recall that the data has the
 > private keys and you should encrypt it.

If i may interject, arn't the private keys already stored encrypted[1]
on disk? The first encryption ought to be already secure enough.



[1] even encrypted by the same program, gnupg; so if there is an
encryption flaw inside it, encrypting the data with the same program
again wouldn't help.

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