Once again the value of the Time Machine

I did install clean and fresh for the new OS El Capitan, erasing any ssd drive, where I imported all the data external Yosemite Backup by usb drive.

I used the airport Time Capsule for 2 years in Yosemite and now I want to connect to El capitan, but I wonder if I lost inside TC previous data.

My field of application must Add new backup of El Capitan, keeping the previous Time Capsule content (of course if there is free space!)

This may occur for use transport CANADA data if I forgot import specific data.

How can I join TC El Capitan please? Suggestions?

Your original (from Yosemite) backups for the past two years are still on your time capsule to the sparsebundle disk image.  You have done a clean install of OS X El Capitan and retrieved the data and the settings you wanted from your Time Machine backup.  What you need to do is then open Time Machine preferences and choose "select disk" - and re - select your Time Capsule.  A new backup will start (and it will be a full backup) - but it will not overwrite your original historical backups of Yosemite - they will remain separate within the sparsebundle.  A quick glance-, it may seem like they are gone - but Time Machine will show you only the backups for the latest version of Mac OS X by default.  You can 'Browse other backup disks' hold down the option key when you click the Time Machine icon in the menu bar.  If you need to restore your whole machine to Yosemite or to a point before installing El Capitan - the "Time Machine backup restore" option in the recovery partition will allow you to review and select the old backups of Yosemite.

To "do" to ensure that your time capsule is not running out of space.  If space is low - there is a risk of Time Machine, remove older backups.

If you believe that there is a lack of disk space on the time capsule - another option would be to create a new folder in the root of the time Capsule and name it "old backups.  Drag the sparsebundle existing in the new folder.  The move operation must be almost instantaneous.  Time Machine will no longer see the sparsebundle and will not attempt to clean or to crush it.  When the next backup run - it will create a new image of sparsebundle containing a full backup to the root of the time Capsule.  You can always restore (if necessary) of the sparsebundle you have hidden in the folder "old backups.

A third option (if disk space is very limited) would be to move the sparsebundle existing in the folder "Old backups" and allow Time Machine to create a new sparsebundle.  At the same time - you can copy the old sparsebundle to another drive somewhere - and then delete it from the time Capsule to free up space.

~ Scott

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