I use a Time Machine server for my backups. Meanwhile I am developing lots of web applications where the project usually consist of a folder with the application files I want to backup and
node_modules folder (external libraries) I don't want to backup. In other words the folder structure e.g. is:
projects -- app1 ---- src ---- node_modules -- I want to ignore only this folder ---- package.json -- app2 ---- whatever-else ---- node_modules -- I want to ignore only this folder ---- package.json ---- elephant.jpg
The amount of applications is big and growing (currently more than 20), the size of
node_modules folder is usually thousands times bigger than the rest of the project: the size is huge and the amount of files too.
How to exclude all the
node_modules folders within the whole system (like
.gitignore but for time machine)? Is there some way to do it by mask? I simply don't want to add the folder to excluded folders manually all the time.
I am also fine with a cron script that searches for the new folders every N minutes and makes them to be ignored.
Are there solutions for that?