COBOL Reverse Debugging allows you to step backwards and forwards through already executed statements in the Eclipse debugger.

- Go back in time in your program’s execution and see what went wrong
- Debug test failures in minutes
- Explore code you are not familiar with

COBOL Live Recording
Resolve complex software defects in development or in production up to 10x faster.

Record - the failed process
Replay - debug the recording
Resolve - failures fast

Use a COBOL Live Recording debug configuration to replay a live recording file. Once the recording is loaded into the debugger, you can step forwards and backwards to follow the execution.

Unlike a conventional debug scenario, debugging a live recording file only allows you to step forwards/backwards through the path that the application took when it was recorded.

How do I get it?

COBOL Reverse Debugging and COBOL Live Record is an add-on to the Visual COBOL and Enterprise Developer for Eclipse products -- it is available for Linux x86 systems.

The add-on is provided by

To install and use it, you must obtain a license and download the add-on from

Contact the team here

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Release notes

Reverse Debug and Live Recording functionality is licensed and installed separately from

This functionality is only supported on the following platforms:

  • Red Hat Linux (x86 and x64)
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 12 SP2 (x64 only)
  • CentOS 8.2 (x64 only)
  • Ubuntu Linux 20.04.x (LTS) (x64 only)

Additional restrictions apply. For details, see the Reverse Debug and Live Recording topic in the Known Issues and Restrictions section of this documentation.



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