My company literally has thousands of NFS volumes, which we need to mount on a few of our servers. However, we never mount all of them at the same time; typically we mount about 12 at a time. Most of the time, most of the NFS volumes are actually offline. In the past, we have been mounting and unmounting them manually via the command line, as the need arose.
We would like to move to using autofs for mounting these volumes.
Is it bad to define thousands of autofs rules, one for each NFS volume? Does autofs have a hard limit about the number of rules it can have? Does autofs performance decrease drastically with a large number of rules?