If you only want to make a backup of your Home Directory or MySQL databases or Email Forwarders and Filters you can use the Partial Backup feature of cPanel.
To download a Partial Backup:
- In the "Files" section of your cPanel click "Backup"
- Under "Partial Backups" select which part of your site you would like to download
- As the download starts you will be prompted to select a destination to save the file on your computer
- Click "Save"