Purge Product database

I want to purge the product database.
I have about 8k products and it will take forever the normal way.
I also want to Purge the Deleted items as well.
I feel this will help with performance.

is there a way I can do this?
I have an updated product list that I want to upload and I need to remove all the old active and deleted.


The app doesn’t support purging products but I believe you can use the CSV import to bulk update the existing products.

@david do you have any suggestions?

Oh, OK, I have manually deleted 9k products and imported new products. as the SKU number and description changed.
Thank you.