I will be using lftp instead of regular ftp. Since I would like to automate the process using cron, I will be using a script file for the list of commands.
First create the script file:
#cat ../dforcescript.lftp open -u username,password ftp.droid-force.com mirror backups ./
Here, I have specified that once logged in, the directory backups is to be mirrored to a directory backups in the current directory. The trailing / indicates that the directory name is to be recreated here.
Now execute lftp with:
#lftp -f ../dforcescript.lftp ---- Connecting to ftp.droid-force.com (126.96.36.199) port 21 <--- 220 ProFTPD 1.3.3a Server (freja.c0urier.net) [::ffff:10.1.0.10] <--- 230 User [email protected] logged in <--- 250 CWD command successful