I have a newly installed Ubuntu 17.10 and do want to recover my private pgp keys from an already extracted duplicity backup. How to accomplish this task?

  • Do you have the keys for your duplicity backup? Duplicity backups are encrypted, and you need the key to decrypt them...
    – vidarlo
    Jan 4 '18 at 13:23
  • yes i do, its already extracted and everything. its just that i dont know how where in that backup my keys are and how to get them into enigmail again
    – marco
    Jan 4 '18 at 14:07

I found my solution here.

Private keys can be recovered by moving .key files from old to new private-keys-v1.d folder and restarting gnupg.

mv ~/backup/home/user123/.gnupg/private-keys-v1.d/*.key ~/.gnupg/private-keys-v1.d/

Public keys can be restored from keyservers using enigmails keymanager.

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