If you want to skip the whole issue of moving the database, simply export a project file for back-up or to import into a second machine. Granted it’s not as fluid as working in Premiere, but it does work well enough.
You can also just export a timeline now with 17 as well as using Project export to backup, move and archive. Database transfer is not the intended way to move projects. I currently setup an annual database and archive it any time I update software or at least once a month. It is an easy way to globally archive.