The dsconfig tool and the Administrative Console provide a useful feature that displays notifications for certain operations that require further administrator action to complete the process. If you change a certain backend configuration property, the admin action will appear in two places during a dsconfig interactive session: when configuring the property and before you apply the change. For example, if you change the db-directory property on the userRoot backend (that is, specify the path to the file system path that holds the Oracle Berkeley DB Java Edition backend files), you will see an admin action reminder during one of the steps (shown below).

The admin action alert will also appear as a final confirmation step. The alert allows you to continue and apply the change or back out of the configuration if the resulting action cannot be conducted at the present time. For example, after you type "f" to apply the db-directory property change, the admin alert message appears:

Enter choice [b]: f
One or more configuration property changes require administrative action or 

Those properties include:

* db-directory: Modification requires that the Directory Server be stopped, 
  the database directory manually relocated, and then the Directory Server 
  restarted. While the Directory Server is stopped, the directory and files 
  pertaining to this backend in the old database directory must be manually 
  moved or copied to the new location.

Continue? Choose 'no' to return to the previous step (yes / no) [yes]:

Currently, only a small set of properties display an admin action alert appear in dsconfig interactive mode and the Administrative Console. For more information on the properties, see the PingDirectory Server Configuration Reference.