From the forum:
i recently exported a database from phpmyadmin as a backup of my data. i then deleted the original database from the server, safe in the knowledge that i had a backup (or so i thought).
however, i later noticed the following line at the end of the file:
<b>Fatal error</b>: Maximum execution time of 300 seconds exceeded in <b>/usr/local/cpanel/base/3rdparty/phpMyAdmin/libraries/export/sql.php</b> on line <b>904</b><br />
it was then that i realised phpmyadmin had not fully exported the file. even worse - it had not warned me that the export was not complete! i have therefore completely lost some very precious data. this is a major problem!!!
for god's sake, please add a warning message to this software to let people know when an export has not completed. it can't be rocket science and it's an extremely serious problem.
aside from that, phpmyadmin is a great piece of software. but please, sort this out!