One time virtual Export issue..... The virtual machine for such location already exists on ESX(i) Server. Wish to continue?

When doing a export of the protected machine to a host it fails due to the name being the same. Is there a way to change the name of the machine so I can stand it up on the same host. This has become an issue for us due to the locations of our server and  the space needed on the data store.

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  • The export wizard has a field called "VM Name". That field specifies the name to give to the VM that is created by the virtual export. If you specify that VM name as something other than the original machines name, you won't get that error and the export will work.