SOLVED Rsynced fullbackup file .master.meta is not writeable by root

postcd

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Hello, i am copying daily full backup files to a remote server using "rsync -av"
And then using tmpwatch to remove too old (144 hours) remote daily backups
tmpwatch -vvv --all -m 144 /destination/directory
The result:
non-writeable file owned by root skipped: .master.meta
When i list one empty accounts directory permissions:

File: `/backup/abc/daily/2019-05-27/accounts/.'
Size: 4096 Blocks: 8 IO Block: 4096 directory
Device: 18h/24d Inode: 316964872 Links: 2
Access: (0711/drwx--x--x) Uid: ( 0/ root) Gid: ( 0/ root)
Access: 2019-06-07 10:11:38.441892099 +0300
Modify: 2019-05-27 05:38:06.000000000 +0300
Change: 2019-06-07 10:11:10.781007910 +0300

File: `/backup/abc/daily/2019-05-27/accounts/..'
Size: 4096 Blocks: 8 IO Block: 4096 directory
Device: 18h/24d Inode: 316964870 Links: 3
Access: (0711/drwx--x--x) Uid: ( 0/ root) Gid: ( 0/ root)
Access: 2019-06-07 10:05:58.000000000 +0300
Modify: 2019-05-27 05:00:02.000000000 +0300
Change: 2019-06-07 10:11:10.781007910 +0300

File: `/backup/abc/daily/2019-05-27/accounts/.master.meta'
Size: 15289 Blocks: 32 IO Block: 4096 regular file
Device: 18h/24d Inode: 316964877 Links: 1
Access: (0400/-r--------) Uid: ( 0/ root) Gid: ( 0/ root)
Access: 2019-05-27 19:20:09.000000000 +0300
Modify: 2019-05-27 05:38:06.000000000 +0300
Change: 2019-05-27 19:20:09.298414600 +0300
Other files was removed by tmpwatch, but only this dotfile remains undeletable by tmpwatch.
Which permission this dotfile must have in order the backups are restorable? I can change its permissions but i do not want to break something.
How would you fix this so tmpwatch can delete the .master.meta dotfile?