Using GPG-personal key to crypt backup

Asked by benste

As I've read else where here ( déja dup is using symetric GPG to crypt the files, what about using asymetric GPG - as far as I know that's the one use with private keys listed in seahorse and used to sign packages.

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Best Michael Terry (mterry) said :

Not yet. I've subscribed you to bug 415527, which is a request to add such functionality to Deja Dup. Though, it's not a high priority right now for me.

One issue is that if you use your gpg key to encrypt, you really need a separate backup of your gpg key. That becomes a little more complicated for the user.

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benste (benste) said :

thx Micheal-
regarding the private key backup,
I've made ones the mistake to reinstll my whole system without having a copy of the GPG key which was created within it. Now I've got the problem that I can't delete this key withouht private key, even knowing hte pswd :-)

So I woun't forget to backup my GPG private key for now.

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benste (benste) said :

Thanks Michael Terry, that solved my question.

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boniek (boniek83) said :

This feature is essential especially if you want to have secure auto backups on many machines. If someone uses this option he is for sure aware of its drawbacks. If not - thats not your fault and all other users that could use it should not be punished for stupidity of few. It's never wrong to have many options as long as they are working and have their uses.