Can I have a Backup functionality option on Magento 1.9.4 or is it officially disabled?
Hi @ashmal _ur rehm even if backup is deactivated by default in Magento 1.9.4 you can still activate it and use the full backup solution by doing as follow.
Change /app/etc/modules/Mage_all .xml and setting
<Mage_Backup><active>false</active> to <active>true</active>
And enabling the backup module in system->configuration->Advanced-> Mage_Backup set to active.