V2V using MS MDT

We have been suing DoubleTake to do V2V's to move VM's from one ESX *environment* to another. These environments are not connected in such a way that we can vmotion the servers but they are on a common network. I toyed with the idea of simply shutting down the source VM and moving the contents of the VM folder to the target host along with moving any assisted VHDDS as well.

Does anyone know of a slick way to use MDT to do this kind of migration in a less painful way than manually moving the VM folders and VHDD's? Advice and basic MDT procedure would be greatly appreciated.
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jimlock720Author Commented:
Your article on exporting to an ovf file is definitely another much easier way to move a VM than what I suggested so thank you for reminding me of that capability!

We are fairly new to DoubleTake and I (and the folks I work with on this) were unaware of the move capability. You wouldn't happen to have any documentation on just how to do that would you?
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