12.2.2. The deactivate Method

boolean deactivate ()
boolean deactivate (String storeRoot)
The deactivate is the inverse of activate. It first calls the save_state method to build the compacted image of the object, then saves the object in the object store. Objects are only saved if they have been modified since activation. The parameter represents the root name of the object store into which the object should be saved. If the value is null, the default store is used.