Let me answer the first question first – There is no way to backup and restore SQL Server 2017 to SQL Server 2005 with the help of any tools. In this blog post, we will learn about how we can generate scripts to achieve this task.
Earlier this week, we were fortunate to receive an amazing script to overview HADR / AlwaysOn Local Replicate server from SQL Server Expert Dominic Wirth. You can read the amazing script here: Scripts to Overview HADR / AlwaysOn Local Replica Server. As a follow up to the previous conversation today I received another extremely helpful script from Dominic Wirth which I will be using with my customers every single day. In this blog post, we will see the script which will Monitor Estimated Completion Times for Backup, Restore and DBCC Commands.