Warning: This documentation is for a pre-release version of pgAdmin 4

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.

  • 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 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.

Select the Delete icon delete to delete the selected file or folder.

Select the Edit icon edit to rename a file or folder.

Use the Upload icon upload to upload a file.

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

Use the Grid View icon gridview to display all the files and folders in a grid view.

Use the Table View icon tableview to display all the files and folders in a list view.

Click on the check box next to Show hidden files and folders at the bottom of the window to view hidden files and folders.

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

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