Copy Files and Database from Existing Live Site

Hi, I have Local installed, it’s working great. What I want to do is take a cPanel download/backup file, and use it to copy the files and upload the database to a Local instance. Is there a way to do this, similar to the “Manual” steps laid out in this MAMP post?

I’d like do this without plugins (I don’t want to install Duplicator or another plugin on the live site) so I’d really like to just take the cPanel backups (which I download periodically anyway) and use them to create the local site in Local for testing.

Thanks for the help or suggestions!

I’m trying to do the exact same thing - did you ever figure it out, @puregrey?