Calculated expiration dates derived by specifying a very large
number of days for discarding or condensing of catalogs can
result in PRG009 abends. Similar dates specified for CA VM:Backup
managed backup tapes will result in reuse of those tapes leading
to loss of backups.
Limit CA VM:Backup retention periods to relatively small values.
The current maximum retention period of 9999 added to the current
date yields a date that exceeds February 27, 2042. We recommend
you do not use retention periods that generate dates beyond
12/31/2041. If you must retain backup tapes for such a long time
we recommend you use CA VM:Tape. If you have data that must be
kept indefinitely, use CA VM:Archiver.
For complete details, please read informational APAR RI74242
available from support.ca.com. RI74242 may be updated
from time to time with new information about the problem
and its resolution. CA apologizes for any inconvenience that
this may cause. We are working diligently to remedy this problem.