Best Practice for Automatic Integration Server re-start/reco

Any Thoughts/Suggestions/Guidance on manner of Automatic Integration Server
re-start/recovery procedures at your installation (both dev and production).
With the introduction of Lockfile, there is more than one way to initiate an auto-restart , wanted to know what has been the experience at your installation sites.
All comments and thoughts highly appreciated


Actually would like to have the best practice/experiences for Developer alongwith the IS.

Thanks again - Ash