Earlier on today I decided to backup my laptop and re-install everything. I thought I backed up the GPG keys correctly but it turns out I only exported my public key.
I understand that I can't get that key back as I failed to back it up correctly.
My question though is, can I re-generate a new secret key and assign it to the public key exported earlier? or should I just create another key/pair but then I would have 3 keys on my PC the old public key and then the new generated keys each would have the same name and email address - Is this the correct thing to do?