Media Files & Http

I’m using the standard http server from HA which loads assets from /config/www, the issue I’m having is backups, both the HA backups and google drive backups don’t allow you to exclude any sub directories so because i store all my camera assets (30+gig) inside the www folder so my web dashboard i’ve built can view them the backups are huge!

To get around this, i moved my camera assets so they’re deployed to /media/cameras, now the issue I’m having is that the ha server can’t read those files (401 unauthorized), I’ve tried query strings for authSig passing the HA token in, but aparently that’s only valid for the www directory

Does anyone have any suggestions here? either a way to exclude the cameras from backups in www, or a way to read files from the media directory from the webbrowser?