Dumb Question about phpMyAdmin

When “exporting” a database via phpMyAdmin, does it retain the original database that I’m exporting.

In other words, if when I click “export”, it just makes a copy of the database right? It doesn’t actually remove the original database.

I told you, dumb question, but I just want to be really sure. Thank you

Correct. All that “export” does is prepare and send you a file containing everything in the database. It doesn’t affect the contents of the database in any way.