How to migrate to a new computer?

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26 Jul, 2012 10:43 PM

I have bought a new computer, an i7 iMac running Lion. I am switching over from an old G5 running 10.5.8 (Keychain Access 10.5.8).

So how can I migrate over all my keys, including my key pair?

Is it as simple as selecting all the keys in the GPG Keychain Access and exporting them? Then importing them on the new machine?

Anything else I would need to migrate over?


  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Steve on 27 Jul, 2012 04:30 PM

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    Hey Bill,

    what you write sounds rather sane to me. Simply export all your keys and make sure you tick to export the sec key part as well. Then import all that info into GPG Keychain Access on your new machine.

    Start using and see if anything is missing.

    Double check that you have all your sec keys before erasing that data form your old machine!

    Hope this helps,

  2. 2 Posted by Bill on 28 Jul, 2012 03:47 AM

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    Ok it worked. You can close the thread. Thanks for the help...

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Steve on 28 Jul, 2012 06:34 AM

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    No problem. Glad it was that simple. Closing.

  4. Steve closed this discussion on 28 Jul, 2012 06:34 AM.

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