I have been having issues deleting large numbers of features (> 1,000,000) from a feature class in ArcMap. I can't seem to get higher than a few thousand before it freezes indefinitely, sometimes overnight, before crashing.
Selecting the features I need and exporting is not an option here because I have to work within a specific gdb with a predetermined structure, and I'd prefer to just delete the features and not mess with deleting/replacing entire layers.
The layer contains approx. 1.2mil records. It's a file geodatabase.