UBB Classic 6.3 to PHPbb conversion service
I need somebody who is knowledgeable with phpBB and the old UBB (Ultimate Bulletin Board) Classic version 6.3 for a conversion project. I have a relatively small UBB database of users (<100) and forums (13), with an important history of topics and posts (20K?). It is very important that all the data--members, forums, topics, posts, links--get transferred to the new environment.
I have already set up phpBB at a hosted web site. The UBB data and system is on an old in-house SCO server. I could possibly manage this conversion myself, but I'm paranoid about something going wrong.
The objective: (1) close UBB to new entries on a Saturday morning; 2) transfer all data from old UBB system to new phpBB system; (3) do some testing, confirm that members, forums, etc., got transferred intact; (4) tell UBB users of new location; (5) regular bbs operations resume as soon as possible but in any case before Monday morning, now on phpBB and hosted service.
It may be the case that you don't actually DO anything in this project, but instead just tell me what to do, and when, and in what order, and how.
What counts in this project is competence, experience, reliability, dependability and well-planned execution. Speed is not important, there is no rush on this project (until that Saturday morning).
I will pay 25% of your bid on successful completion of the project, 75% after 15 days of succesful operation, and another 33%--a bonus--after 90 days of successful operation. In other words: do a bad job and get 25%; do a great job and get 133%.