I have 7 day backups enabled on my RDS cluster. I can visit the "Snapshots" tab and see 8 snapshots (today + previous 7 days). I can restore to a specific point in time, all works well.
The next tab down, Automated backups, is confusing. When I visit this tab, it shows 0 backups.
The FAQ on this topic confuses me further, as it says automated backups and database snapshots are "two different methods":
When automated backups are turned on for your DB Instance, Amazon RDS automatically performs a full daily snapshot...
In reality, it seems that "automated backups" just refers to the automated snapshots that are taken + the binary log that allows you to restore to point-in-time. So what is the Automated backups tab on the RDS console?