Creating manual backups of a website can be a time-consuming task. Using Linux, you can automate the entire download/transfer using the handy utility known as wget (Ubuntu users: install it with
sudo apt-get install wget)
Here’s the command to use for downloading your backup:
wget ftp://yourwebsite.com/some/directory -nv -r -N -l inf -nH --ftp-user='username' --ftp-password='password'