Deleting items in a SharePoint Online document library in bulk (100k's +)

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A Microsoft Support case pointed me here in the hopes someone here has an answer to this. 


I'm looking for a better way to delete document libraries that have 500,000+ items, to some with over 1 million items.  You cannot delete the library because it's over the 100,000 item threshold for deleting a library as a whole through the UI.  My work-around so far is I've written a PowerShell script that goes through and deletes items one-by-one until it gets under 100,000 then I can delete the library.  Not great, but at least it's automated.


Any thoughts\ideas are appreciated.

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