An active job refers to any job that is not scheduled to be deleted. Active jobs can be run from the BAR Operations portlet or the DSA command-line interface. When the job has a deletion date, it is considered retired and cannot be run. You can still access the job history, which is the log of each specified job run, until the deletion date of the job. The job and job history are deleted from the DSC repository at the deletion date of the job.
A DSC repository job is specifically designed to back up or restore the DSC repository. A DSC repository job does not have an active or retired designation, so DSC repository jobs are always considered active and cannot be retired.