I resolved the previous problem by removing the Raid and re-Raiding. However, when I tried to copy files onto the new Raid (still 4 Disks) WIndows Explorer tells me that there is insufficient space on the disks. But the thecus software and the property box (on a right hand click) tells me that the disks are virginal. Can't copy anything. Does anyone know what is going on?
The ideal solution in the space allocation problem is one where all the entities are allocated, no space is wasted or overused and every additional requirements and constraints have been satisfied. However, not always this ideal optimal solution is achievable. In a more realistic scenario, the optimal solution would be one where all objects are scheduled and the space utilisation is the best possible, i.e. the amount of space wasted and overused has been reduced to the minimum and the additional requirements and constraints have been all satisfied.
he class of Space Allocation or Capacity Allocation problems are those in which the amount of space (area or volume) or capacity that is available has to be distributed among a set of items, satisfying specific requirements and constraints. Examples of this class of problems are: bin packing problem, knapsack problem, space planning and others.
Here, Office Space Allocation refers to the distribution of the available areas of office space among a number of entities with different sizes so as to ensure the optimal space utilisation and the satisfaction of additional requirements and/or constraints. In this generic case, an important condition exists: the areas of space that can be used and the space required by the entities are not subject to modification. Then the quality of a solution or allocation is measured in terms of the following five aspects (not necessarily in this order of importance):
the number of entities than have been allocated.
space utilisation, i.e the amount of space that is wasted (space not used) and the amount of space that is overused (entities with less space allocated than needed).