Guy i need opinion :
I own a dedi with one large WP site, other then hosting the site, my dedi also doing scrapping job .... but recently i face some problem, when my scrapping script run, it will overload my dedi resource (base on my hosting company explanation ) ...


MYSQL Load Log :
Code:
top - 23:18:17 up 117 days,  7:01,  2 users,  load average: 11.54, 11.76, 15.92
Tasks: 238 total,   3 running, 235 sleeping,   0 stopped,   0 zombie
Cpu(s): 24.9%us,  8.1%sy,  0.0%ni, 65.3%id,  1.6%wa,  0.0%hi,  0.0%si,  0.0%st
Mem:   8184916k total,  6305772k used,  1879144k free,   290576k buffers
Swap:  8385848k total,   150664k used,  8235184k free,  2522844k cached

  PID USER      PR  NI  VIRT  RES  SHR S %CPU %MEM    TIME+  COMMAND
28983 mysql     15   0 2246m 1.7g 4552 S 373.0 21.4   3662:47 mysqld
24731 apache    16   0  130m  28m 4044 S 13.8  0.4   0:00.70 httpd
24852 apache    18   0  118m  15m 3344 R  5.9  0.2   0:00.05 httpd
  579 root      10  -5     0    0    0 S  2.0  0.0  20:59.28 md3_raid1
 1898 root      10  -5     0    0    0 D  2.0  0.0  30:23.46 kjournald
24859 root      15   0 12736 1092  716 R  2.0  0.0   0:00.01 top
    1 root      15   0 10348  104   72 S  0.0  0.0   2:03.63 init
    2 root      RT  -5     0    0    0 S  0.0  0.0   0:01.41 migration/0
    3 root      34  19     0    0    0 S  0.0  0.0   0:03.17 ksoftirqd/0
    4 root      RT  -5     0    0    0 S  0.0  0.0   0:00.00 watchdog/0
    5 root      RT  -5     0    0    0 S  0.0  0.0   0:01.04 migration/1
    6 root      34  19     0    0    0 R  0.0  0.0   0:00.66 ksoftirqd/1
    7 root      RT  -5     0    0    0 S  0.0  0.0   0:00.00 watchdog/1
    8 root      RT  -5     0    0    0 S  0.0  0.0   0:02.41 migration/2
    9 root      34  19     0    0    0 S  0.0  0.0   1:27.58 ksoftirqd/2
   10 root      RT  -5     0    0    0 S  0.0  0.0   0:00.00 watchdog/2
   11 root      RT  -5     0    0    0 S  0.0  0.0   0:01.03 migration/3

MySQL is using 374% of the CPU.
My server info :
Processor Name Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU X3330 @ 2.66GHz
Vendor ID GenuineIntel
Processor Speed (MHz) 2667.000
Total Memory 8184916 kB
Free Memory 1159572 kB
Total Swap Memory 8385848 kB
Free Swap Memory 8235184 kB


So my hosting company advice me to add another dedi to do scrapping job and this server just for publishing job.

But i'm not sure should trust the hosting guy or not ? cause adding another server means, i need manually upgrade my db + images from one server to another server, for me it seem like doing another redundant job, do i have another alternative ??

thanks in advance ...