I want to backup my small website ( < 3GB) on GoDaddy. They don't
allow the use of ssh on shared hosted accounts, so I'm using "wget"
with the following options:

"wget --mirror -w3 -pr --output-file=wget.log --tries=5 --passive-ftp

Because of the 3 sec. delay before each file [right?] it is slow. It
takes nearly 2.5 hrs. to backup 27MB, but this is not unacceptable.
Or should I use "-w2"?

Anyway, do I have the correct options to give reliable backups of my
website? Are any unnecessary?