UNABLE TO RESTORE FILE SPACE THAT CONTAINS UNDERSCORES

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Last Modified Date : 15/03/2018
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Introduction:
UNABLE TO RESTORE FILE SPACE THAT CONTAINS UNDERSCORES
Question:

We’re not able to restore an SFS FileSpace that contains one or more underscore ("_") characters.
The data is backed up okay though.
 
We have several SFS file spaces that contain one or more underscore ("_") characters and we can’t restore them using Administrative Functions, Option 7 (Submit special SFS/BFS restores),
Option 1 (Restore a file space), or, using  the XRESTORE command.     
 
Trying to restore a File Space that contains the underscore character using the Restore Panels, results in the following error:   Only one file space name can be specified
 
Trying to restore the same file space using the VM:Backup XRESTORE Command also results in error:   VMBSYS0015E _ MKD _ cannot be used with the XRESTORE command
 
 The  SFS FileSpace cannot be restored using either of these methods.
 
 
 
Environment:
VM:Backup SFS File Space backups
Answer:
As a circumvention, you can create a TPI job to restore the File Space, or, you can use  the Restore CMS/SFS files options on the User Functions Panel to restore the top level directory
and each subdirectory, one at a time, to restore the entire File Space.
 
A permanent solution is to apply VM:Backup published solution PTF RO99849.