I'm having to re-install Windows Vista from scratch on a PC - and need to export a fairly large 3GB MySQL database (then later import it again). The database is on my local machine.
I'm using the phpMyAdmin (version "188.8.131.52") and using its export facility.
It begins downloading (tried both firefix and ie) but when the sql export finishes the file always comes in at around 250mb - far below the actual size of the database.
I've tried to ajust settings in a file called "php.ini" (increasing the values for anything I can find!) - but it doesn't seem to be making a difference.
Can anyone help?