expat wrote:shabukumar wrote:But Whenever a GDS is created, a retention period was automatically recorded for the same by MVS. On that retention period the GDS will be deleted automatically.
Kindly let me clarify If I am wrong.
I have never seen a retention period set as default to GDS. In fact when I set up an SMS environment any user specified retention periods are just ignored.
I think that you will also find that a GDS will still be retained even if a retention period was permitted so long as it remains cataloged, even after said retention period has expired.
Once again, let me point out that this is not true of all shops. It is not true of my current shop. It' may well be a superior way of doing things...but I think that the existence of these fora is more than sufficient evidence that to most junior programmers these days, "superior" is only a meaningless noise