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I am looking for a bash script, which can download all files from FTP and zip or tar it locally with date in the file name. In simple words: I have at home an Ubuntu machine and I want to backup my website (FTP) locally.

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Just out of the top of my head:

#!/bin/sh
mysite=your.site.com
rm -rf "/tmp/$mysite"
wget -m "user/pass@ftp://$mysite" && tar cvf "$mysite.`date +%Y-%m-%d`.tar" /tmp/$mysite
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