Ii need to backup my devprojects folder, but it contains a subfolder for every project and most of the projects have a node_modules folder that has many many files and this is causing my backups to be extremely slow.

Any ideas on how to copy my data without the node_modules folders. I do not really need it at all.

This is the script that I am using now. However, it does not work as expected. I assume just one node_modules is excluded. Others still get copied:

rsync -av --progress -exclude="node_modules" source destination

You are missing a - before -exclude. The correct command is:

rsync -av --progress --exclude="node_modules" source destination
  • OMG. Thanks ! Works now – Etika49 Jul 25 '20 at 8:02

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