Get the progress of active SQL backups using TSQL

The following script returns the status of any running backups on Microsoft SQL Server

SELECT r.session_id,r.command,CONVERT(NUMERIC(6,2),r.percent_complete)
    AS [Percent Complete],CONVERT(VARCHAR(20),DATEADD(ms,r.estimated_completion_time,GetDate()),20) AS [ETA Completion Time],
    CONVERT(NUMERIC(10,2),r.total_elapsed_time/1000.0/60.0) AS [Elapsed Min],
    CONVERT(NUMERIC(10,2),r.estimated_completion_time/1000.0/60.0) AS [ETA Min],
    CONVERT(NUMERIC(10,2),r.estimated_completion_time/1000.0/60.0/60.0) AS [ETA Hours],
    CONVERT(VARCHAR(1000),(SELECT SUBSTRING(text,r.statement_start_offset/2,
    CASE WHEN r.statement_end_offset = -1 THEN 1000 ELSE (r.statement_end_offset-r.statement_start_offset)/2 END)
    FROM sys.dm_exec_sql_text(sql_handle)))
    FROM sys.dm_exec_requests r WHERE command IN ('RESTORE DATABASE','BACKUP DATABASE')
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