phpMyAdmin export.php: Missing parameter: (what|export_type) (FAQ 2.8)

ragefast

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Hello!

Recently cPanel was updated to WHM 11.28.39 and after that I noticed that operations like export and insert through phpMyAdmin generated an error page which says:

export.php: Missing parameter: what (FAQ 2.8)
export.php: Missing parameter: export_type (FAQ 2.8)

After some searches I tried the solution proposed in http://forums.cpanel.net/f34/phpmyadmin-cant-export-import-db-159865.html but it aparently didn't solve the problem.

Some more testing later, I noticed I can execute the export in other databases, including other databases from this same user. I can also execute the export of this same problematic database using an administrative account.

Also tried giving more permissions for the user in question, but that too didn't help.

Then I downloaded a new copy of phpMyAdmin from it's site (the same 3.3.8 installed in cPanel), and installed it directly into the domain. In this install, I can do the export and inserts without a problem.

Anyone have a clue as to why cPanel's phpMyAdmin is acting wild like this, and what can we do to solve it?

Thanks in advance

Arthur
 

coppershadow

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I am having the same problem with Firefox 3.6.12 on 64bit win7. With the help of cpanelsource tech support we discovered the problem disappears when using IE8. I don't have a complete answer yet, but thought you might like to know a work around until a more satisfying answer can be found.

I hope cpanel can roll out a fix for firefox soon!
 

ragefast

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Thanks for your comment, coppershadow!

Indeed, I tried using IE8 and it works normally. With firefox 3.6.12 on my linux pc it doesn't work. It is an easier workaround than installing phpMyAdmin somewhere. Let's hope a fix comes soon.
 

cPanelNick

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By chance did you downgrade to STABLE after installing 11.28?

This issue is being tracked with internal case # 44870.

Thanks
 

ragefast

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Hi Nick,

No, I didn't downgrade. It is set to RELEASE as it has been since install.

Also, it seems this weekend version was automatically upgraded to 11.28.45, but no changes to this problem.
 

cPanelDavidN

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Hi Arthur,

Do you have a support ticket? Please PM me so that I can assist our Tech Support.

We've had a few similar cases reported, most were resolved by clearing all session cookies for the browser (either IE or Firefox). I'm sure you've tried this, but I thought I'd mention it just in case :)

Regards,
-DavidN
 

anoop1285

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check the disk space. make sure to have some free space in /tmp.

relogin to cpanel and use phpadmin to export the database.

Let me know how it goes!!
 

ragefast

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Hi anoop1285!

/tmp has 2% utilization, so it doesn't seem to be the case.

cPanelDavidN

No, I didn't open a ticket yet. But guess what? I won't need one. It was really the pma cookies. I couldn't clear all cookies for other reasons, but after manually removing all pma* ones, it did export correctly.

Thank you for the solution!