I've got a couple of "Robot" machines which run to allow some solutions to generate PDF's for WebDirect clients, and do other remote-scripting tasks, and these run great. Typically they're setup on OSX installs, and the host machine is set to log in automatically, and auto-open the relevant file(s). However, sometimes the clients may lose connection to the server, or other things may mean that Filemaker Pro is no longer running on the machine, or at least hasn't got the relevant files open.
Does anyone out there have any procedures for managing robot machines? Ideally I'd like a way to poll the status of various robots, and flag back to me via email or whatever when a file is no longer open or responding. Extra points if there's any tools out there for me to auto-load an fmp12 file on a remote machine from my phone / web browser etc.