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PostgreSQL Incomplete Startup Packet


When you add a Database Endpoint to a PostgreSQL Database, Aptible automatically performs periodic TCP health checks to ensure the Endpoint can reach the Database.

These health checks consist of opening a TCP connection to the Database and closing it once that succeeds. As a result, PostgreSQL will log a incomplete startup packet error message every time the Endpoint performs a health check.


If you have a Database Endpoint associated with your PostgreSQL Database, you can safely ignore these messages. You might want to consider adding filtering rules in your logging provider to drop the messages entirely.

PostgreSQL Incomplete Startup Packet