1.1 What Are Action Objects?

Action Objects provide a type of application programming interface (API) for use with Novell Storage Manager. Instead of writing custom code with vendor-supplied software libraries, the Action Object construct uses eDirectory objects and attributes as the communication method through which the API calls are made.

An Action Object is an object in eDirectory that represents a single file system event, such as creating a directory, or setting directory quota on a specified target path.