Cloud File Explorer
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Cloud File Explorer extends the functionality of Cloud Explorer to enable file management within cloud environments of Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform (GCP), and Microsoft Azure. This feature simplifies the process of interacting with cloud-stored files. To use Cloud File Explorer, you must have either an existing cloud provider access connection or configure a new one.
The following are the specific cloud storage services that Cloud File Explorer interacts with in each cloud environment:
Tip: For detailed setup instructions, refer to the Cloud configuration section in the Cloud Explorer article.
Cloud File Explorer
After configuring your cloud provider access, you can start using Cloud File Explorer. To access it, follow these steps:
- Click the Cloud File Explorer button on the toolbar.
- Alternatively, go to the menu and select Window -> Cloud File Explorer.
This action will launch a window displaying the cloud services for which credentials were provided during setup. In this window, use the dropdown menu to navigate through folders and view files stored in the cloud.
You can filter and sort your folders and files by their name or region using the interface's
Region columns. Click
on the respective column header to organize the displayed folders, according to these criteria, especially useful when
managing a large number of folders.
Capabilities in Cloud File Explorer
The Cloud File Explorer offers a range of functionalities for managing files within the cloud. Here are the actions you can perform:
Direct capabilities in Cloud File Explorer
Some functionalities are directly accessible within the Cloud File Explorer interface:
|Open a folder in a new window to view details like
Last Modified. Double-click on the folder, or right-click on the folder and select Open resource
folder name from the context menu.
Use the Configure columns button to customize which columns are displayed in the window, tailoring the view to your specific needs.
In the opened window, use the Search item button to conduct searches within the folder.
|Create new folder
|Create new folders within the cloud environment. To do this, right-click where you want the new folder and select Create New Folder button .
|Save resource(s) to local disk
|Save selected resource(s) from the cloud to the local disk. Select the file(s) or folder(s) in Cloud File Explorer you wish to download, then choose the Save resource(s) to local disk option available both in the top toolbar of Cloud File Explorer and the context menu.
|Load resource(s) from local disk
|Upload resource(s) from the local disk to the cloud. Select the target folder in Cloud File Explorer where you want to upload files, then choose the Load resource(s) from local disk option which can be found in the top toolbar of Cloud File Explorer as well as the context menu.
Tip: In addition to the Save to Local Disk and Load from Local Disk features, you can also copy files using the drag-and-drop mechanism.
Additional interactions via other features
Some functionalities of Cloud File Explorer are accessible through the integration with other features of DBeaver:
|Export to or import files from folders within the Cloud File Explorer. Details are available in Data transfer article.
|Perform backup and restore operations using files from or saving outputs to the Cloud File Explorer, as detailed in Backup and Restore.
|After comparing files or folders, save the results directly to Cloud File Explorer. Details are available in Data Comparison.
|Compare database schemas and optionally save comparison results to Cloud File Explorer. Further information is found in Schema Comparison.
Tip: To ensure you see the most updated information after performing file-related actions in Cloud File Explorer, it's important to refresh the folder manually. Right-click on the folder and select the refresh option from the context menu.