If you want to export them with a solid tool- try mysqldump. I have noticed that PMA does odd things when it times out (max_execution_time is the php_value that determines this I think).
Try contacting the system/server admin/support. Ask or beg them for backups, if it doesn't work, tell them that they pushed PMA on you even though you were hesitant. Ask for a mysqldump or a copy of all the .frm files for your database (make sure you know what your database name was).
Last edited by eval(BadCode); 07-11-2011 at 04:31 PM.
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