Best option would probably to use the
synchronize is a wrapper around the rsync command, meant to make common tasks with rsync easier.
copy module copies files using Python and is limited in its functionality. There is a Note in the
copy module documentation:
The “copy” module recursively copy facility does not scale to lots (>hundreds) of files. For alternative, see synchronize module, which is a wrapper around rsync.
synchronize module it is possible to pass
exclude patterns via
rsync_opts to the
rsync command being executed by Ansible.
# Synchronize passing in extra rsync options
synchronize module has some caveats. Like the the requirement of
rsync installed on local and remote machine. That's why I wouldn't use it when not needed.