Warning: set_time_limi() error

we get this error when either exporting or importing is selected, this stops up from exporting products, customers, orders, backing up database etc…

“Warning: set_time_limit() [function.set-time-limit]: Cannot set time limit in safe mode in /home/scisales/public_html/include/admin/exim.php on line 38”

any suggestions welcome


I’m not sure but safe mode needs to be disabled in php settings.