I deleted a site collection from CA using gradual deletion, but its taking forever.

How can I delete it super fast now ?

This doesn't work https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh286317(v=office.15).aspx

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Here are the few steps to delete the site collection.

  • Delete the Site collections from central admin or powershell
  • then remove the deleted site collection using Remove-SPDeletedSite -Identity
  • Now manually run the "Gradual Deletion" timer job from central admin(by default, it runs once a day). Once it completed successfully then site will gone.

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