When does PGP create a new xxxring-bak-x.xkr ?

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I am using now PGP 6.5.8 for quite a while. But I didn't found out until now
when PGP creates a new bak file (with a name pubring-bak-x.pkr or

First I thought it will be created when something changes in the keyrings but
this is not the case.
Currently I have 4 bak's for pub and sec each. When I delete one of each of them
the missing
keyring backup is created regardless wether I modify keys or not.

Should there always be 4 backups?


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