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Storage Manager

Storage Manager is a feature that helps you manage your systems storage device. You can use Storage Manager to:

  • Download, upload, or manage operating system files. To use this feature, pgAdmin must be running in Server Mode on your client machine.

  • The shared storage option allows users to access the shared storages that are shared by admin users.

  • Download backup or export files (custom, tar and plain text format) on a client machine.

  • Download export dump files of tables.

You can access Storage Manager from the Tools Menu.

Storage Manager

Use icons on the top of the Storage Manager window to manage storage:

Use the Folder icon Shared Storage to access shared storage. In order to enable shared storage, admins need to add the SHARED_STORAGE variable to the config file. Users can access the shared storage with this and share files with one another.

Use the Home icon home to return to the home directory.

Use the Up Arrow icon uparrow to return to the previous directory.

Use the Refresh icon refresh to display the most-recent files available.

Select the Download icon download to download the selected file.

Use the New Folder icon folder to add a new folder.

Use the Format drop down list to select the format of the files to be displayed; choose from sql, csv, or All Files.

Shared Storage

Other options

In the storage manager, My Storage is the pgAdmin user’s storage directory, and other listed directories are shared storages set by the pgAdmin server administrator. Using these, pgAdmin users can have common storages to share files. pgAdmin server administrator can configure the shared storages using the config file. Storages can be marked as restricted to give read-only access to non-admin pgAdmin users.


You must ensure the directories specified are writeable by the user that the web server processes will be running as, e.g. apache or www-data.*

Other Options

Other options




Click the Rename option to rename a file/folder.


Click the Delete option to rename a file/folder.


Click the Upload option to upload multiple files to the current folder.

List View

Click the List View option to to display all the files and folders in a list view.

Grid View

Click the Grid View option to to display all the files and folders in a grid view.

Show Hidden Files

Click the Show Hidden Files option to view hidden files and folders.

You can also download backup files through Storage Manager at the successful completion of the backups taken through Backup Dialog, Backup Global Dialog, or Backup Server Dialog.

At the successful completion of a backup, click on the icon to open the current backup file in Storage Manager on the process watcher window.

Process watcher with storage manager icon