How do I set up on another machine?

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Jim Forster

21 Mar, 2012 11:48 PM

I'd like my private keys, etc., to be on two machines. I've looked around and don't see anything about this. I guess I could copy .gnupg/ over, but that seems crude, and .gunpg/private-keys-v1.d/ seems empty.


-- Jim

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Luke Le on 22 Mar, 2012 12:19 AM

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    Hi Jim,

    the best way is in fact to simply copy over the .gnupg folder. You could than setup some kind of rsync or other synching mechanism to keep the two version up to date.

    A different method would be to move the .gnupg folder onto a usb drive and create a symlink from the .gnupg on your usb-drive to your OS X user folder. But that would require you to always connect the usb-drive when you want to use our tools.

    There's also a third possibility, which is using some kind of online synchronization service like Dropbox but security wise that's not a good idea, since you'd store your private key on an external server.

  2. 2 Posted by James Forster on 22 Mar, 2012 01:05 AM

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    OK, thanks Luke, I'll try that.

    From my current pov, I don't really need the directories to be kept in sync; I just want a common private key. So unless and until I change keys, I should be good.

      -- Jim

  3. 3 Posted by James Forster on 22 Mar, 2012 01:24 AM

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    Worked great!


      -- Jim

    On Mar 21, 2012, at 5:17 PM, Luke Le wrote:

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  4. Support Staff 4 Posted by Luke Le on 22 Mar, 2012 01:25 AM

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    Happy to hear that! Closing this discussion. Feel free to open a new one anytime!

  5. Luke Le closed this discussion on 22 Mar, 2012 01:25 AM.

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