If your files or folders are showing that they have been recently modified, even though you have not recently logged into your CloudStor account and your files weren't being shared or updated by other users, this may be due to a proactive filescan that AARNet is running to assist users download their data from CloudStor.
What is a filescan?
A filescan is a scan that AARNet is carrying out across CloudStor user and group drives to ensure the data that is visible to you on CloudStor via a web browser, CloudStor desktop app or a WebDAV client matches what is on the CloudStor storage end.
Due to the way a sync and share platform functions, what is shown on these two ends can become out of sync for some users, and can potentially cause issues or errors when trying to access a file that is not actually located on CloudStor. This issue is generally caused due to files for folders that were not updated, uploaded or deleted properly on the CloudStor storage end.
The filescan detects where this has occurred and clean up the appropriate files so that what the user sees and what is on the storage are identical. The scan is planned to run from 15 August until 30 September 2023. If the files or folders show as modified between these dates, it is likely it was due to the filescan. If they show as modified outside of these dates, it may be due to other activities.
You can verify these changes by reviewing your Activity log on CloudStor via a web browser:
If you have any questions about this process, or want to learn more about what we're doing to ensure your data integrity and assist with downloading your data, contact email@example.com.