Problems with Arbiter in a replica set

In one of the video, it was told having a arbiter in a replica set will cause lots of consistency issues and needs to be avoided in production environment… I need a bit more clarity on this statement as in our current company we are using a replica set with an arbiter in it. I want to learn about the problems having an arbiter in our replica set in a more detailed way so that I can help my team be aware of the problems that can arise because of it.


Hi @Chakrapani_68065,

Please refer to the following thread for more information on Arbiters:

Why we are encouraged not to use Arbiter?

You can also go through Add an arbiter to Replica Set doc for detailed considerations before adding arbiter.

If you have any other doubts, please let me know.