What do you mean? If the logs weren't generated already, you cannot retroactively add the historical data for 2016 to them. What is past is past, I would say...
The Events, Sessions and Performance logs are generated by the QVS, not by the QMC. The QlikView Management Console only configures how the QVS should generate these logs.
Logging is a continuous process. As soon as the QVS starts, it will begin writing relevant information in each log file. The Verbosity level will determine how detailed this information will be. See Adam's screenshot.
Are you trying to kick-start the Governance Dashboard or some other Monitoring tool?