Don't they essentially do the same thing by storing all the data in a file and dumping it into another database? Is it that
pg_dump just adds the data on to whatever is already there and restore deletes everything and then dumps it in?
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To restore, you can either use
The "Backup" and "Restore" options of pgAdmin are just a front to the above mentioned tools.
There is no (official) tool "backup" or "restore" like you seem to be implying. You are probably confusing terms.