steve-myers wrote:I didn't know that! I then went to the z/OS 1.13 JCL Reference manual and confirmed it. There are some interesting other comments there one should read. Dynamic allocation allows the longer retention period, too.Blackthorn wrote:What release of z/OS are you on?
I believe in 1.13 the maximum value for RETPD is increased to 93,000 which is approximately 254 years.
Note, however, that the retention period is added to the current (non-SMS) or creation (SMS) date to create an expiration date, which can be no later than 12/31/2155 (if it is later, it is set back to 12/31/2155). This will work for sganja's purposes if his shop runs z/OS 1.13 (from his comments, I'd guess it doesn't), but this is still less than 93,000 days.