Migrate VM to remote site

I'm looking for the quickest way to migrate a vm to a remote site.  I'm currently using Veeam to migrate it over the WAN but it is very slow.  The site is only an hours drive away.  Is there a better option?
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Muhammad BurhanManager I.T.Commented:
Verify that the virtual machine is not encrypted. You cannot export an encrypted virtual machine to OVF format.

Verify that the virtual machine is powered off.
1.Select the virtual machine and select File > Export to OVF.
2.Type a name for the OVF file and specify a directory in which to save it.
3.Click Save to start the OVF export process.

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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
If you have a slow WAN, the data transfer will always be slow.

If you want to Export to OVF, and Import from OVF see my EE Article

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

if this permanent migration and move ?
NytroZAuthor Commented:
This will be permanent, yes.  After the ovf is created, should I go to the location to import it or can I import it over the WAN?  The connection is not slow but uploads are only 4Mbps.  The vm's are about 10GB.
Muhammad BurhanManager I.T.Commented:
OVF file should be there in local hard drive for importing process.
Muhammad BurhanManager I.T.Commented:
its up to you that you may send it via WAN (which take almost a day) or by copying it on any removable media. any how the OVF file must be in HOST's drive for importing to Hypervisor
NytroZAuthor Commented:
Thank you for the solution and also the detailed article.
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
If you use the WAN, it's just going to be as slow, and may time out!

also if you are going to do it via WAN, you workload is going to double, and you may as well wait to migrate across the WAN using Veeam.

OVF exports can take time to Export to your workstation!
NytroZAuthor Commented:
the ovf file is saved to a laptop.  someone will drive to the remote location and import it locally.  the site is only 90 min away.
Muhammad BurhanManager I.T.Commented:
Great!! it will easily imports then
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