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Remote debugging

RubyMine allows you to debug a Ruby application deployed on a remote machine using an SSH connection. You need to perform the following steps before running a remote debugging session:

  1. On a local machine, open an application to be debugged in RubyMine.

  2. On a remote machine, make sure that SSH access is enabled.

  3. Synchronize remote project sources with local ones by using Capistrano or a remote server configuration.

  4. Configure a remote Ruby interpreter and specify mappings between files of local and remote sources.

Then, you can choose one of the following ways to debug a remote application:

  • You can start the debugging session for a required run configuration (Ruby, Rails, RSpec, etc.) as you do when debugging a local application.

  • If you cannot launch the application from the IDE, run the desired process on a remote machine and attach to this process.

  • If the ways above don't suit, try to debug your application using the Ruby remote debug run configuration.

Last modified: 14 April 2021