So in February we set up our Publish & Edit Geodatabases. Works great. And through the help of Jake Skinner learned how to synchronize changes. Which, again, works perfect. Jake also provided information about using Python to schedule Scheduling a Python script to run at prescribed times- Help | ArcGIS Desktop, but we need help in automating the full process before we set up a schedule.
Currently I manually stop the services, kill the connections, reconcile and post the versions, compress the SDE, synchronize the changes from edit to publish, then start the services.
We are looking for best practices, how your organization handles this, what works, what doesn't work.
I appreciate the feedback, and thanks to all in advance.