I received the following information from OnApp support when inquiring about backup support among Federation partners:
Dev Tier might support backups or not, whereas Pro Tier has a mandatory backup support. 'Backup Support' means an ability to create and store backups, no more and no less. We do not have an obligatory auto backups support.
Just about anyone who is going to want backups is going to want regularly scheduled backups - this would be the norm with a few rare exceptions. Since 'backup support' even on Pro zones does not ensure automatic backups, I suggest that the OnApp cloud module (and I suppose VPS module) for WHMCS should localize support for automatic backups to WHMCS. This is fairly straightforward, as widgets to set backup frequency can easily be added to the code for the module, after which a simple line in the WHMCS system cron file takes care of running manual backups on a regular schedule, bypassing the need for automatic backups to be supported by the Federation partner.
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