please provide more flexible location for snapshots

ok i have a bad server, cant change that now

so some folders are 777, and according to one of your collegues its not baddepending on what is in them

one of the folders is uploads

so i dont want snapshots there, i dont know why but it feels bad

but i can not choose to put the snapshots outside the root

thats too bad as i can take them via ftp and even dropbox, and they do not need to be in the public accesable web root