If you don't have to, then don't.
The argument comes down to understanding why you would ever want to. I'd argue there are a few cases for this. This is not one of my "don't ever do!" items.
When you restore IBM i can 'defer' the restore of the logical files until the physical file is restored (with currently supported versions of the OS).
https://www.ibm.com/docs/en/i/7.4?topic=files-restoring-logical

If you have two disparate vendors with their own data libraries and you want to build a logical joining them, you may end up with a cross library logical.


Rob Berendt

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