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Move vmdk files from archived guest to another host

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We need to move one of our guests (which is powered off); to another host to free up space on an associated datastore.  If we just remove this guest from inventory, can we copy the vmdk files to another host and re-add back to inventory on the new host.  VMware version:  4.1.0; 348481

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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 2000 total points
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Yes, this is possible.

You can complete this via

1. Export to OVF
Part 10: HOW TO: Backup (Export) and Restore (Import) virtual machines to VMware vSphere Hypervisor 5.1 for FREE

2. Datastore browser and copy vmdk and vmx files to worktation

3. VMware Converter and create a V2V
HOW TO:  P2V, V2V for FREE - VMware vCenter Converter Standalone 5.5
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Perfect.  Thank you for your response.
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