Fix for the check boxes worked. I can see the options now in the post.
with regards to the backing up of databases/error logs, it isnt that serious. The posts still post to WP and all, but, there is no post confirmation page, the page just goes blank. It seems like there is an interruption between the post being published and confirmed that is caused by bbsync. The interruption is probably somewhere in the code where the post is picked up by bbsync and sent to bb.
WP 2.1.2 and 1.o BB.