>>> I increased the max_allowed_packet variable to 72m from 64m and also
>>> the connect_timeout. But the dump still error the same way.
>> The manual says:
>> The protocol limits for max_allowed_packet is 16M in MySQL 3.23 and
>> 1G in MySQL 4.0.
>> Perhaps I've not been following this thread closely enough, but why not
>> make it a gigabyte, just as a test??
>> -- David.
> I increased the limit to 1gb... but got the same error. Do you think if
> turned on the general query log it would give anymore info?
Couldn't hurt - give it a try.